Faculty Profile for Mark L Carter

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Mark L Carter
Senior Lecturer — Department of Geography
ELA 136
phone: (512) 245-8587

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Since joining the Texas State Geography Department faculty nineteen years ago, Mr. Mark Carter has taught more than 5,000 geography students.
In his role as Internship Coordinator, Mark has assisted hundreds of our students with internship placement, career advising and strategies for their job search. Mark maintains a website for our students with internship and job postings and stays connected with our Geography Alumni using LinkedIn.com.
Mark has served as faculty advisor for several of our student organizations and is the department’s representative to the University’s Environmental Services Fee Committee.
Every semester, Mark leads a team effort to solve the multivariate-puzzle of putting together a schedule of classes for the largest department of geography in the United States.
Mark also helps keep the department compliant with our on-going assessment processes and is a primary author of the department’s most recent Academic Program Review.
Mr. Mark Carter is a geography department alumni earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1992, then his Masters of Applied Geography degree in 1994. Mr. Carter is a recipient of the Geography Department’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the Non-Traditional Student Organization’s Professor of the Year Award and a multiple-year recipient of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society’s – Favorite Professor Award.

Teaching Interests

Research Methods / Urban Planning / Career Planning

Research Interests

Research Methods / Urban Planning / Career Planning

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, ALPHA CHI National Honor Society. September 2017 - December 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. September 2016 - August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Department of Geography Outstanding Leadership Award, Department of Geography. September 2016 - August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award ALPHA CHI National Honor, ALPHA CHI National Honor Society. January 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service - College of Liberal Arts Nominee, College of Liberal Arts. September 1, 2012 - May 30, 2013

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Advisor
Student Urban Planning Organization (SUPO)
August 1, 2010-December 31, 2018
Member
Voting member of the University Environmental Service Fee Committee
January 1, 2006-December 31, 2018
Organizer
Learning Outcomes
August 1, 2005-December 31, 2018
Chair
Internship Committee
August 1, 2000-December 31, 2018
Co-Chair
Scheduling Committee
August 1, 2000-December 31, 2018