Mark earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in agricultural economics from
the University of California Davis in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and a Ph.D. in
agricultural economics from Washington State University in 1990.
Mark is a fisheries economist and has performed extensive research on Alaska's salmon,
halibut, crab, and pollock fisheries. Mark has completed more than 30 externally funded
projects for federal and state agencies including the National Marine Fisheries Service,
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, NOAA, and Alaska Sea Grant. He also served on
the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the BSAI Crab Plan Team of the North
Pacific Fishery Management Council.
History with SOM
Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Herrmann was the SOM Interim and Associate Dean. Dr. Herrmann
has been with the School of Management for 29 years.
As Dean, Mark supervises the various SOM academic programs. Under his leadership, SOM has continued to meet the rigorous standards set forth
by the professional education community and continues to achieve premier business
school accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Mark enjoys fishing and coaching youth baseball during the summers. He and his wife
Diane have three sons: Jake, Ben and Dylan.