Director, Digital Learning

Mark Hart is the Director of Digital Learning at Sanford and leads digital initiatives both on-campus and through specialized hybrid programs like the Master of National Security Policy and the Master of Public Affairs program. In addition to overseeing administrative efforts for the MNSP, Mark is instrumental in faculty professional development, optimizing the use of Duke's Learning Management System (Canvas), managing the recording studio, and providing instructional design support for all courses.

With a doctorate degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Technology from the University of Florida, a master's degree in Liberal Studies from Loyola College in Maryland, and a bachelor's degree in History and Education from Indiana University, Mark's academic background greatly benefits the Sanford community. He served as the Director of Online Learning for the Masters and PhD in Public Health - Social Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida for ten years, and in 2019 recognized for Faculty Excellence. Before working in High Education, Mark was a K-12 administrator and teacher for over 15 years.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Mark finds solace in walking, listening to podcasts and indulging in reading.