University Services Building, Rm. 501
Yá'át'ééh (Hello) I am Mark Clytus I am married to beautiful Dine’ (Navajo) woman with four kids, I am first generation PhD student studying American Indian Studies emphasis Natural Resource Management and Policy/Indigenous Education at the University of Arizona. My professional background has been 20 years in engineering and as an IT consultant where I have done project management on a variety of technology projects for Federal government (Dept. of Commerce MBDA, Dept. of the Air Force and Army, USGS), State of Arizona (Dept. Liquor License and Control), the Private Sector (Boeing), Tribal governments (Navajo Nation and Spokane Tribe), and Academia (University of Idaho and Oklahoma State University). Graduated with a bachelor's of science in Mechanical Engineering (Oklahoma State University), and earned two Master's degrees in Information Technology Management (Colorado Technical University) and in Environmental Science (University of Idaho). I have certification in technology transfer management funded by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to promote technology transfer between academia, government agencies and private industries. As a future PhD recipient, I envision in the future applying my capabilities toward an end-product that will produce economic development opportunities in an environmentally conscious market for Indigenous communities as well as enhance educational academic outreach opportunities for underrepresented, low income, and first generation students for college access through STEM programs. Mark is excited to work with the University of Arizona and begin to launch Early Academic Outreach in the Phoenix area.