Mark C. Hand

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Visiting Lecturer


Office: Carr Collins Hall 208
Phone: 214-768-2522
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Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Texas


Mark Clayton Hand is a visiting lecturer in the Political Science Department, where he researches the organizational structure of employee owned firms, temporary organizations (including political campaigns), and rural policymaking. He previously taught at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at UT-Austin.

Mark is also a 2022-2023 Kelso Fellow at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and a senior consultant at MPA Global Advisors, which helps early stage companies and investment funds more effectively build and manage high-caliber teams. Prior to his academic career he made, managed, and supported investments in over 40 ventures through Gray Ghost Ventures, the Oxford Seed Fund, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and UnLtd USA. He spent his early career in community development, including founding Manna Project International's community development site outside of Quito, Ecuador.