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- Finance ,
- Organizational Behavior
- MBA, Indiana University
- BS, Finance, Indiana University
Mark L. Akers is an assistant professor of economics and business at the University of Indianapolis. He is also a visiting professor at two universities in China where he teaches international law, economics, and finance courses. The author of three books, he has won two teaching awards from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and was selected as one of the top 50 graduates of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at Indiana University’s Fort Wayne Campus, where he was also awarded the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
A graduate “With High Distinction” from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he was ranked number one in his graduating class, he also received his MSBA from Indiana University at the Fort Wayne campus and attended law school at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, and taught economic development courses at Oklahoma and at the University of Illinois. He is also a graduate of the School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado.
He directed the State of Indiana’s economic development programs for Governor Robert Orr and Lt. Governor John Mutz where he developed and managed programs that located and expanded 700 firms creating new 75,000 jobs. He has testified before the U.S. Congress about economic programs he developed and managed. He was also the director of public works for the City of Fort Wayne that included maintenance, expansion, and operations of three public utilities. public rights of way, waterways, airports, and the traffic and flood control systems.
He has worked in banking, engineering, and been a private consultant to several cities, universities and political candidates of both parties.