McCormack joins the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

MarkMcCormack1Nashville, Tenn — Mark McCormack has accepted a position as director of research in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. He begins work on October 1, 2013.

He will conduct research that can provide empirical evidence to assist GBHEM staff in making decisions, program planning and assessment, and strategic planning.

As a consultant for the General Board of Discipleship, McCormack worked on the Toward Vitality research project about how churches change. He currently works at Vanderbilt University as a co-principal researcher for Understanding Community Interfaith Initiatives and serves as a researcher for the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute.

McCormack has experience in designing, managing, and advising on research projects for various social institutions – including congregations, other faith-based entities, school systems, and juvenile justice agencies.

McCormack received a Master of Science in Community Research and Action from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

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