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Associate Professor, Mass Communication, SIU-Edwardsville
Mark Poepsel is an associate professor of Mass Communication at SIU-Edwardsville where he has been for eight years. Mark’s research areas include engaged journalism and anti-media sentiment. He teaches media entrepreneurship, science & media literacy, publication design, advanced broadcast writing, and other courses as needed. Mark led a group of journalism students on a study abroad trip to Buenos Aires in 2019. He is fluent in Spanish, conversant in Portuguese. Mark is the president of the SIUE faculty union. He and Gabriela Renteria-Poepsel are married 18 years with a son, Sammy and a dog named Tesla.