Mark A Foster, Ph.D.

(913) 768-4244
2111 East Santa Fe Street
Suite 347
Olathe, Kansas 66062-6195
Dept. of Sociology,
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1283


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As a tenured college sociology professor and an independent contractor, I seek consulting and training positions which will utilize my experience as an academic and a clinical sociologist in the fields of human resource development, business communications, transformational seminars, and structural counseling. I have also been a practicing ventriloquist since I was six years old and can perform for a variety of events.


Ph.D., Sociology, Mississippi State University, 1984

M.A., Sociology, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 1981

A.B.J., Magazine Journalism, University of Georgia, 1978

A.A., English, Nassau Community College of New York, 1976

Work Experience

Associate Professor of Sociology (tenured), Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
1993 - Present
Teach undergraduate sociology courses
Teach distance learning course over the Internet
Serve on numerous college-wide committees
Give public talks through the college's speakers' bureau
Owner, Mark A. Foster Services
1984 - Present
Assist clients in human resource development (executive marketing, resumes, etc.)
Operate five Internet lists, work for four CompuServe and America Online forums, and design web sites
Give ventriloquism performances
Engage in business consulting and deliver transformational seminars
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Macon State College, Macon, GA
1989 - 1993
Taught undergraduate sociology courses
Served on various college-wide committees

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Chair, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise, VA
1985 - 1989

Administered an academic department for a branch campus of the University of Virginia
Taught undergraduate courses in sociology and anthropology
Served on numerous committees

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Acting Chair, Dept. of Sociology, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NY

Administered the Sociology Department as part of a maternity-leave replacement position
Taught undergraduate courses in sociology and anthropology
Served on committees


  • International Sociology Honor Society (Alpha Kappa Delta)
  • International History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta)
  • International Junior College Honor Fraternity (Phi Theta Kappa)
  • Dean's List (numerous times)

  • Activities

  • President, Convener, and Meeting Organizer (1995), Kansas Sociological Society
  • Executive Vice-President (current), Tektite Films
  • Past Owner, New York Office, Best Executive Marketing
  • Past Publisher, Middle Georgia Edition of Builder/Architect Magazine
  • Past Newscaster, newswriter, and producer for three radio stations (paid and volunteer)