Mark A. Foster, Ph.D.
Mark A. Foster, Ph.D., the writer and publisher of this blog, is a tenured full professor of sociology at a suburban Kansas City community college, the developer of The MarkFoster.NETwork?, the sole proprietor of Mark A. Foster Services?, and the founding organizer of The Collective to Fight Neurelitism?, The Institute for Emancipatory Constructionism? and ASMÁ Learning Communities?.
Dr. Foster has a Ph.D. in sociology and history and an M.A. in sociology. As a critical sociologist, he specializes in the subfields of the sociology of religion, social theory, public sociology, and clinical sociology. He has been teaching sociology in higher education since 1980 (full-time beginning in 1985) and is a former president of the Kansas Sociological Society. He is, in addition, a radical historian.
Furthermore, Foster has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) degree with a major in magazine journalism and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree with a concentration in English. As a journalist, his current activities lie principally in the area of advocacy journalism. Previously, however, he was on the staff of three radio stations as, variously, a newscaster, a reporter, a news writer, and a producer. www.markfoster.net/