Professor of Economics in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi emeritus Professor of Economics Mark Klinedinst donates his time and energy to a number of charitable organizations, including such organizations as Habitat for Humanity International, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Environmental Action, and the National Head Start Association. From 2000 through 2005, Mark Klinedinst sat on the Board of Directors of Mississippi 2020 Network, Inc., a non-profit organization founded to introduce the concept of sustainability to the citizens of Mississippi. Mark Klinedinst also serves on the Board of Directors of Indian Springs Farmers Association and acted as President of the Pine Belt Farmers & Artisans Market Alliance. As the founder of The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a rapidly growing worldwide student organization, Mark Klinedinst helped student members harness their education for the benefit of their communities. Current SIFE projects assisted by The University of Southern Mississippi include a poverty awareness and financial literacy campaign and an environmental sustainability project with Sam’s Club.
Mark Klinedinst completed his undergraduate studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 1976. After deciding to continue his education, Mark Klinedinst enrolled at Cornell University and began completing the coursework necessary to obtain a Ph.D. in Economics. Mark Klinedinst received his Master’s degree in 1983 and his doctorate in 1987. A teaching assistant at Cornell University from 1980 to 1985, Mark Klinedinst thrice received the Graduate Student Teaching Award. Mark Klinedinst served as an Instructor at Carleton College for one year before joining the teaching faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi in 1986.
An Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, university for six years, Mark Klinedinst won the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1991 and became a tenured Associate Professor in 1992. Mark Klinedinst attained the title of Professor in 1998 and continues to serve The University of Southern Mississippi as an emeritus Professor of Economics. A member of numerous professional organizations, Mark Klinedinst also reviews articles for a host of publications, contributes insightful content to magazines and textbooks, and presents papers at professional meetings around the world.