Mark is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he also manages the Center for Opinion Research.

Mark's research on how Texas is changing politically has been cited by FiveThirtyEight, The New York TimesAustin American-StatesmanDallas Morning NewsTexas Tribune and more. 

His academic research on how legislation is moves within political institutions has been published in American Politics Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Congress & the Presidency, Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, and PS: Political Science and Politics.  In 2015 and 2016, Mark worked as an APSA Congressional fellow