Marc R. Hnytka, MS
Marc R. Hnytka is a faculty member in the Academic Engagement Center and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC). He holds a master’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from The Ohio State University. He is working towards his PhD in Environmental Science on a part-time basis. 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 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 with the university in 2013, Marc's academic focus includes the broad and multidimensional applications of environmental issues as they relate to business and governance. His favorite thing about teaching for UAGC 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.
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.
Marc also serves as co-chair of the UAGC Honors Program Advisory Board and as a faculty mentor for honors students. He co-leads the UAGC TED Talks Discussion Club and the monthly Honors Program events. He has collaborated on research into the lasting efficacy of online science education practices and has worked on the Live Learning initiative at UAGC since its inception.