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Mark Bishop

College of Arts and Sciences


M.A. (Media Communications and Training), 2004, Governor's State University
Broadcast Meteorology Certification, 1999, Mississippi State University
B.A. (Communications), 1993, Olivet Nazarene University

Professor Bishop rejoined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2014. Prior to that, he was a full-time professor from 2001 to 2013. His areas of expertise include media communications and television/video production.

During his career, he has also worked professionally at six television stations: Chicago’s Christian station, formerly WCFC, now The Total Living Network (production crew); CBS affiliate, Rockford, Illinois (producer, reporter, weather anchor); ABC affiliate, Lincoln, Nebraska (reporter, weather anchor), and recipient of an Associated Press award for reporting; FOX affiliate, Omaha, Nebraska (meteorologist); ABC network, Chicago (meteorologist), and featured on “World News Tonight” with David Muir in a story about severe weather; and FOX affiliate, Nashville, Tennessee (meteorologist).

At Olivet, he manages the television news magazine known as "Access ONU." Students produce, report and anchor this one-of-a-kind show that is broadcasted via Facebook. Besides taking an in-depth look at campus headlines, programs highlight the unique stories of our students, faculty and staff.

He is passionate about helping students in the TV/video and film concentrations use their talents in professional broadcasting. He has helped many land impressive internships. Students have completed internships with Emmy award-winning Towers Productions of Chicago, the Chicago Bears media department, ABC 7 Chicago, FOX Sports Net of St. Louis, Comcast Sports Network, CMT (Country Music Television) in Nashville, O’Connor Casting Agency in Chicago, Ridley Scott Associates in Hollywood and many others.

Professor Bishop is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and holds the AMS seal of approval for his television weather forecasting. In 2006, he received Olivet’s “Second Mile Award” as the professor most highly recommended by students.

He and his wife, Leanne, are the parents of two daughters. He enjoys traveling with his family and cheering on the Chicago Bears during football season. He and his therapy dog, Scout, spend time together visiting patients in hospitals.



Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.