School of Professional Studies
B.A., 1993, Olivet Nazarene University
Broadcast Meteorology Certification, 1999, Mississippi State University
M.A., 2004, Governor's State University
Since 2001, Professor Bishop has been a full-time member of Olivet’s faculty. He directs the television and video production, and film studies programs. He also oversees the two digital television studios, with supporting equipment ranging from digital cameras to nonlinear editing computers.
He also manages Olivet’s television news magazine known as "Access ONU." Students produce, report, and anchor this one-of-a-kind show that is broadcasted campus-wide. Besides taking an in-depth look at campus headlines, programs highlight the unique stories of our students, faculty and staff.
Professor Bishop 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.
On weekends, he is an on-air meteorologist working for WLS-TV, the ABC-owned television station in Chicago. He began his television career in 1994 with the CBS affiliate in Rockford, Ill. as a producer, reporter and weathercaster. In 1996, he moved to the ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Neb., and served as a reporter and weathercaster. While in Lincoln, Mark received an Associated Press award for reporting. In 1998, he transferred to the FOX affiliate in Omaha, Neb. as morning weather anchor and then main weather anchor.
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.