Mark D’Amico is Professor of Higher Education and Department Chair at UNC Charlotte. Since joining the faculty 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 accepted for publication in Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 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, the 2018 UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2010 Distinguished Paper Award from South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research (SCEPUR). Mark’s national leadership includes serving as Past-President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, current editorial board member and former Associate Editor of Community College Review, and on the editorial board of Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 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.
Community college student success
The community college role in workforce development
Current Projects (selected):
- Career capital in the community college setting, a collaborative partnership with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, and UNC Charlotte
- Noncredit community college education outcomes in Iowa, funded by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) transfer