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. Marc began his career in higher education in 2003 as a Resident Advisor assisting and counseling students. Since then he has worked in a variety of formal and informal educational settings. 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. Since starting at Ashford in 2013, Marc has been teaching a variety of courses in the Environmental Studies department including business and the environment, energy and environmental systems, environmental management, and human dependence on the environment. His 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.” In his free time Marc enjoys reading, gardening, backpacking, and rock climbing.
Marc was selected for a National Science Foundation teaching fellowship from 2009 to 2011 where he worked on the Sugar Creek Watershed improvement project. He was also a contributing author on the Clintonville Community Sustainability Plan, the Global Trade Analysis Project: Global Forestry Data for the Economic Modeling of Land Use, and the book: Economic Valuation of River Systems.