Dr. Mark Bowles

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The above video is me exploring Chitzen Itza in the Yucatan Pennisula.

Mark is Professor of History at American Public University System. He earned his Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University and was the Tomash Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He has also earned an MBA, an MA in history, and a BA in psychology.
Mark is the author of 14 books, including 3 college textbooks. He has also written several critically acclaimed books about NASA. He is currently writing a book with Katie Spotz entitled Just Keep Rowing.

Mark is committed to promoting social justice projects both locally and globally. In his hometown of Akron, Ohio he volunteers his time as the Technology Manager at the

Peter Maurin Center

, which assists the large numbers of homeless in the area. He is also involved in

JustFaith Ministries

which seeks to care for the poor and vulnerable throughout the world.

He has been married to his wife, Nancy since 1990. They are raising their three daughters—Isabelle (b. 2000), and twins Emma and Sarah (b. 2009)—on the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio.

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  • Work
    • American Public University System
  • Education
    • Case Western Reserve University