Mark Albert has been working in higher education for over 25 years, focusing on displaying information to people, first in publications and then transferring into the digital age in web, portals and mobile as well as identity and authentication. He has presented at a number of conferences, including Workday, Educause, regional Educause events and the Portal Conference and is an advocate for the collegial sharing of information among colleagues in higher education. He has joined DeSales University as the CIO after nearly three years at Furman University where he was instrumental in the implementation of the Workday Student plaftform.
Mark is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S. in Information Systems. He started his career in higher education as the photojournalist in the Office of Public Relations at California University of Pennsylvania, and this is where he stumbled into this new idea called the World Wide Web in 1994. He also taught the Webmaster Certification program at Pennsylvania State University's Mont Alto campus for a few years.