2019 Region V Academy Coach and the Education Abroad Liaison for Region V.
Eckman started his career in education abroad in 2007, and has been with UW – Milwaukee since 2011. In his role as director of study abroad he coordinates UWM's many study abroad programs, and works as a member of the Center for International Education leadership team to internationalize the larger campus community. Mark’s research interests are focused on identity development in education abroad, motivation, self-efficacy in program participation, and fiscal modeling in study abroad office operation.The travel bug bit at an early age, and Mark has lived and traveled abroad extensively, as well as studied abroad in Seville, Spain and Quito, Ecuador. When not traveling or in the office, Mark is often found on the football (soccer) field.