Meet the Dean
Mark earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in agricultural economics from the University of California Davis in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Washington State University in 1990.
Mark is a fisheries economist and has performed extensive research on Alaska's salmon, halibut, crab, and Pollock fisheries. Mark has completed more than 30 externally funded projects for federal and state agencies including the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, NOAA, and Alaska Sea Grant. He also served on the scientific and statistical committee and the crab plan team of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.
History with SOM
Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Herrmann was the SOM Interim and Associate Dean. Dr. Herrmann has been with the School of Management for over 20 years.
As Dean, Mark supervises the various SOM academic programs. Under Herrmann's leadership, SOM has continued to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community and has again achieved premier business school accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Mark enjoys fishing and coaching youth baseball during the summers. He and his wife Diane have three sons: Jake, Ben, and Dylan.