Professor Emeritus, Music
PhD: Music Education, University of Iowa
MMus: Music History, Minnesota State University
BA: English, University of Northern Iowa
Mark Ellis is professor of music at the Ohio State University and assistant dean at the Mansfield campus. His professional experiences include performing as trumpet soloist and vocalist in the jazz ensembles of the 5th U.S, Army Band (Chicago) and the U.S. Military Academy Band (West Point, NY), and as bassist with the UNI Faculty Jazz Quintet. Locally, Professor Ellis continues to perform on jazz trumpet and vocals. He was the conductor of the Concert Band of the American Federation of Musicians from 1991 to 2001, and continues to conduct and perform in productions at the Renaissance Theater. In 1997, Ellis received the President's Award from American Federation of Musicians for his service to music in the Mansfield area. An active researcher and teacher, Ellis was honored with the Mansfield campus outstanding research award in 1992 and with the outstanding teaching award in 1998. His research has been published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Dialogues in Instrumental Music Education, Contributions to Research in Music Education, and Research Perspectives in Music Education. As assistant dean at Mansfield, he supervises academic advising, admissions, financial aid, career services, and student activities. His work within the University community includes serving as chair of the Steering Committee of the University Senate, the Council on Academic Affairs, and the OSU Athletic Council.