Mark holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, ranked No. 1 in the country among public art programs and No. 4 overall by U.S. News & World Report. Mark did post-graduate work in philosophy and comparative literature at San Francisco State University and in legal studies at Florida Atlantic University.
In his last year at Rolling Stone, the magazine was nominated for four National Magazine Awards and won two, for General Excellence (over 1,000,000 circulation) and Reporting. He was an active member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and was for many years listed in Who’s Who in America.