ROLE MODEL: Charles Krauthammer (courage, integrity, honesty, perseverance, kindness and civility, modest brilliance)
CIVILIAN: Asia Marketing for Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation, Associate Dean for International Programs University of Utah; Adjunct Professor (international and comparative politics) University of Utah and Weber State University.
SUPER POWER: All those who have blessed my life and without whom I would have accomplished little: parents, family, teachers, coaches, teammates, fellow cadets, mentors, friends, colleagues, all who have touched my life.
RUNNING: Life-long casual runner; two Marine Corps Marathons; occasional 5 and 10Ks throughout the world
CANCER: Sad loss of many friends way too young; brother-in-law currently battling prostate cancer. Too many decent, productive and promising lives cut short.
REAL STORY: An aging man who has lived a varied, interesting, healthy, and most fortunate life searching for ways to ensure that as many others as possible have similar opportunities.
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Mark Bean recently retired from his international education administrator position at the U of U, serving for the past five years as Associate Dean for International Programs in Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Center for Learning Abroad. He began work on his PhD in political science (international relations/comparative politics) in January 2003 after working in international business (Asia marketing) for a Salt Lake City based company for seven years. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Air Force for a quarter of a century as a pilot and international politico-military affairs officer, retiring as a full colonel in 1995. He has Master's degree in economics from UCLA (1971) and Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy (1970). He also attended the U.S. National War College in Washington, DC (1987), and as a research fellow with National Defense University, published a book entitled Cooperative Security in Northeast Asia (National Defense University Press, 1990). He has global flying experience, extensive international policy, planning, and business experience in Asia and in Washington, DC. In the early 1990s, he served for two years as the Air Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.
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