Mark works as a Professor in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Law and Society program. Prior to becoming a professor, Mark completed a doctorate in law at Cardiff University in Wales, a Bachelor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and attended the University of Toronto to study philosophy. Before entering university, Mark studied acting in London, England and in Montreal, Quebec, and worked as an actor (waiter) and a personal support worker with developmentally delayed adults. He has volunteered with Community Living Ontario and sits on the board of a local charity that supports adults with a history of trauma. There he also facilitates support groups and offers individualised mentorship.

He teaches a variety of courses that examine the environment, criminal law, corporate law, international law, and the relationship between compassion and justice. His writing focuses on developing a more compassionate world for everyone, and he is developing a centre at the university that will invite people from all cultures and backgrounds to learn about each other in open and authentic ways. 

Mark practices Buddhism and has two beautiful daughters and a rescue dog from Egypt.