Faculty Experts - Daniel I. Mark, PhD

Daniel Mark, PhD

Daniel I. Mark, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise

  • Religious Freedom
  • Politics, Law, and Religion
  • Judaism and Christianity
  • Constitutional law and the Supreme Court
  • Philosophy of Law

Summary

Religious wars and conflict have waged around the world for centuries, and religion continues to be a hot –button issue today. Dr. Mark, in his current role as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. He is available to discuss a multitude of religious freedom issues. Dr. Mark is also an expert on Constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • M.A., Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • B.A., Department of Politics, Princeton University

Selected Professional Experience

  • Commissioner, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2014-present.
  • Visiting Professor, Yeshiva University, 2013.
  • Preceptor, Princeton University, 2009-2012.
  • Assistant Director and Preceptor, The Tikvah Fund, 2009-2012, 2014.
  • Teacher, The Ramaz Upper School, 2004-2007.
  • Teacher, Solomon Schechter High School, 2003-2004.

Selected Research

  • Junior Fellow, The Witherspoon Institute, 2011-2014.
  • Visiting Fellow, The Stratus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University, 2012-2013.
  • Graduate Fellow, The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University, 2007-2013. 

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