Mark D. Stevens, DPA, '07
At his core, Mark is a problem solver, bridge builder and people connector. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Risk Professional and Certified Change Practitioner with a passion for partnering with Senior Executives in the Federal Government to navigate administrative challenges through creative solutions to align resources and enable operations.Mark Stevens has been a Lead Management and Program Analyst in the NIH OM since January 2015. He began his NIH career in 2009 as an Intern in the NIH Administrative Fellow Program. He provides management advice to top NIH Office of Management (OM) officials on a range of complex administrative, financial and risk management issues cutting across a portfolio of high-level programs and projects in support of the OM's mission to support the NIH's Institutes and Centers.Mark holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Washington College, an M.P.A. from University of Delaware in Public Administration, and a D.P.A. in Public Administration from University of Baltimore. Outside of his NIH work, Mark worked as an Adjunct Professor and Dissertation Mentor at American University and Capella University. In his spare time, he likes Toastmasters, volunteering in his church, exercising and riding his bike.
Favorite Professor and Class
Professor Christine Wade's course on "Minority Politics." I, like many of her students, looked forward to attending classes and discussing major current issues facing racial and ethnic minorities and how they impacted the American political system. I used the knowledge in the class to complete my Political Science thesis which was a study on Black politics.
Fondest WC Memory
Professor Wade encouraged me to apply for a Comegys Bight Fellowship, a monetary grant awarded by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience as a way to further my interests in American government. As a result, I was selected as a Bight Fellow and was fortunate to travel to Virginia and Massachusetts to study African American political history.
Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts
The WC family provided me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence in my abilities to make a difference through a career in public service. My success as an administrator in the Federal Government would not have been possible without the support I received from my professors and the college community.
Please take advantage of all that WC has to offer. Study hard, always be prepared, lead projects, volunteer for committees, get involved in extracurricular activities, and make yourself available to be of service to WC.