Mark D’Amico is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership (Higher Education) and former director of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since joining the academic ranks in 2009, Mark’s research has focused on community college student success and the community college role in workforce development, and he has had articles published in Research in Higher Education, Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of College Student Retention, and others. He was the recipient of the 2014 Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, the 2014 UNC Charlotte College of Education Award for Excellence in Research, and the 2010 Distinguished Paper Award from South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research (SCEPUR). Mark’s national leadership includes serving as Associate Editor of Community College Review, on the Editorial Board of Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and formerly on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Prior to his faculty role, Mark served for nearly 15 years in administrative positions including Executive Assistant to the President of the South Carolina Technical College System, Special Assistant to the President of Midlands Technical College, Interim Director of Admissions at Francis Marion University, and Assistant Director of Admissions at UNC Charlotte.
Area(s) of Interest and Research:
- Community college student success
- The community college role in workforce development
- Higher education leadership and policy
The ACCEPT (Advancing Community College Efforts in Paraprofessional Training) Project’s focus is the inclusion of special education content in the coursework and experiences provided within associate degree programs in early childhood education at targeted community colleges in North Carolina. The ACCEPT Project is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.
The National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges Annual Survey is a project of the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama.
Career capital in the community college setting is a collaborative project with colleagues at UNC Charlotte, Claremont Graduate University, and the University of Georgia.