Originally from Central Illinois, Mark Augustine now calls Baltimore home. He researches, makes drawings, and has taught about the intersections of gender, sexuality, and architecture.

His professional interests include content-based ESL instruction, curriculum development, and critical pedagogy. Mark is a specialist in English Language Learning. 

Mark has exhibited his drawings in Chicago and was co-chair of a College Art Association panel in 2015 focusing on language learning and instruction in art and design colleges and universities. He was a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2012-2015, teaching in the Liberal Arts and Contemporary Practices departments. He has also taught ESL courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies from Case Western Reserve University (2008), a Master of Fine Arts in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), and a Master of Arts in TESOL/Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2013).