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Mark Peters received a Bachelors degree in Economics from Georgetown University and then pursued a business career in New York City, working in a variety of business disciplines. Over the past twenty years of his professional life, Mark has worked and consulted for large corporations, professional organizations, hospitals, churches, and universities. He now owns and operates a leadership consulting firm which serves individuals and small businesses. Dr. Peters earned a Masters Degree from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. He has taught in a variety of disciplines including: Business and Management, Economics, and Leadership Studies, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mark has been recognized by students and peers for his excellence in teaching, for his interest in mentoring students, and for his role as a faculty advisor. Mark has always integrated travel into his teaching, most recently designing study abroad courses in Latin America and Africa in sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. A few summers ago, Mark completed a world tour researching microfinance institutions and visiting universities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. During previous world travels, Mark has worked in Italy, Mexico, El Salvador, and Costa Rica, and spent a summer traveling through India. Dr. Peters’ post doctoral research interests include: how to exercise more effective personal leadership; entrepreneurship and developing small businesses; and educating tomorrow’s leaders for meaning, purpose, and the common good. His most recent research combines leadership for social change with the struggle for economic justice.