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Employee & Alumnus - Dr. Mark Denton

Dr. Mark DentonDr. Mark Denton
Associate Professor of Psychology
1988 Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern
1990 MS Applied Psychology – Southwestern Oklahoma State 
2004 PhD – Sport Psychology Capella University

Mark enjoys working for Northwestern and he especially takes pleasure in the camaraderie among faculty and staff. One of his favorite aspects of Northwestern is that it offers personal service to students and has a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff.

“At Northwestern, students generally make a strong connection to at least one of their professors. That connection can really make a difference in both the professor’s as well as the student’s life that will have a life-long impact,” he said.

Northwestern is unique, in Mark’s opinion. He believes the size and friendliness of the faculty and staff sets Northwestern apart from other universities.

About Mark: I enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, skiing, riding horses and just being outside in general. In addition to teaching at Northwestern, I also farm and ranch in the Dacoma area. I also enjoy team roping.

Q: If you had a chance to tell a prospective student why they should choose Northwestern, what would you say? What would be your compelling short story?
A: I believe Northwestern has a lot to offer students from small class sizes to outstanding professors in the various disciplines offered. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging for both students and faculty. With the variety of degree plans offered, there is something for most everyone at Northwestern.

Q: What is it about Northwestern that makes you want to teach the students here?
A: What appeals me about Northwestern is the small class sizes which allow a professor to get to know their students. We do not have classes with 300 students which also make the students feel more connected to the university as well as the faculty. The administration at Northwestern is also an asset, as those in the administrative positions are supportive of our mission of teaching students who will be capable at doing what their chosen careers will require upon graduation.

Q: If you needed to describe Northwestern through the use of adjective or phrases, what would you say?
A: Friendly. Competent. Outstanding.

Color: Blue
Book: Flow
Type of music: Country
Music artist: Kid Rock (not really country though)
Food: Mexican