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About Mark

Mark Salisbury's education and experience as a computer scientist, director and professor at a research university, CEO of a high-tech start up company, and dean of a college at a university has made him an expert on how to work and lead in the new AI economy. 


  • Computer Scientist at the Boeing Company -- 11 years

    • Led R&D Efforts in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    • Oversaw Research at Universities

    • Developed Software for Computer-Based Training (777)

  • Director and Professor at the University of New Mexico -- 17 years

    • Published Extensively on AI and Knowledge Management

    • Nominated for Teacher of the Year

    • Founder of New College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

  • CEO of Vitel, Inc., a knowledge management solution provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the national laboratories – 6 years

    • Employed 22 Full Time Engineers and Technical Specialists

    • Lead Technical Work and Managed Budget

    • Nominated for Small Business of the Year by Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Dean, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, University of St. Thomas – 2 years

    • Developed Strategic Plan for the College

    • Developed Integrated Planning/Budget Process

    • Created Online Learning Professional Development for Faculty

    • Expanded Programs and Increased Enrollment

    • Organized First TEDx Event at St. Thomas

  • ​Professor, Computer Science, Organizational Development & Change, University of St. Thomas -- Current


  • MAT – Economics, Western Oregon University

  • MS – Computer and Information Science (Major Emphasis: Artificial Intelligence), University of Oregon

  • PhD – Computers and Education, University of Oregon

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