College of Liberal Arts
Biography"My favorite thing about Ashford University is their commitment to the broad intellectual, personal, and professional growth of their students."
Marc R. Hnytka is an Instructor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. He holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Ohio State University. He is still studying at OSU, working towards his PhD in Environmental Science. Hnytka began his career in higher education in 2003 as a Resident Advisor. Since then he has worked in a variety of formal and informal educational settings including serving as a teaching fellow for the National Science Foundation from 2009 to 2011 and as a graduate teaching assistant for the Center for Life Science Education at OSU. He began teaching at Ashford in 2013, in the Environmental Studies department and says his favorite thing about being an instructor is helping to facilitate an environment of collaborative learning where students can discover new ideas and perspectives together. He has embraced a student-centered approach with a philosophy of challenging and supporting his students in their academic pursuits. He says, “My favorite thing about Ashford University is their commitment to the broad intellectual, personal, and professional growth of their students.” Hnytka lives with his wife in Ohio. He enjoys reading, gardening, backpacking, and rock climbing.