Dr. Mark Gershon began his career as a quality engineer with the Project Management office at the Army's Armaments Development Command. He then worked as a project manager for Control Data Corporation, responsible for software development applications and consulting projects for the minerals industry. Since then, Mark has focused on developing and implementing new ideas for quality management and process improvement, as well as project management.
Mark is a Professor at Temple University and served there as Chairman of the Operations Management Department for 15 years. Besides earning a Professional Engineer's license, he holds certification as a Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He consults and gives seminars on these topics around the world. Mark has published widely, including two textbooks and over 30 academic journal articles. An excellent teacher, he has been honored with the Lindback Award for Teaching by Temple University.
Mark earned his degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering also from the University of Arizona. He spends most of his free time with his six children, grandchildren, and working in his garden. He also enjoys track, tennis, and basketball, having been nationally ranked in track. He helped coach the track team at Episcopal Academy for five years.