Mark BraunFaculty

Mark J. Braun served as the Provost at Gustavus from 2011 to 2016. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augustana University, and as Associate Dean of the College at Gustavus.  He currently teaches the Challenge Seminar Communication Law, another Challenge Seminar Media Writing: Covering Race and Justice,  and a First Term Seminar Vital Speeches.

Mark has an extensive record of service to the field of higher education and was recognized nationally by the Council of Independent Colleges with its Chief Academic Officer Award. He served on the executive committee of the board of directors for ACAD - the American Conference of Academic Deans, on assessment and planning teams for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and on the board of directors for the Broadcast Education Association in Washington DC.  He also chaired the board of directors of The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, and was on the executive committee of the board for the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota.  He was awarded the Outstanding Citizen Award from the City of Mankato in recognition of his many contributions to that community.  


Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1990; M.A. Minnesota State University, 1988, B.S. Minnesota State University, 1981; School of Broadcasting, Brown College, 1977.

Courses Taught

COM-298 (Chal Sem: Comm Law) and FTS-100 (FTS:Vital Speeches)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FTS-100 FTS:Vital Speeches 11 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
COM-211 Communication Law 4 2023/SP, 2021/SP, 2021/JN, and 2020/JN
CUR-230 Visual Experience 3 2020/SP, 2019/SP, and 2018/SP
COM-235 Media and Society 2 2003/SP and 1999/SP
COM-268 Career Exploration 2 2001/FA and 2000/JN
CUR-225 Art of Photography 1 2022/SP
IDS-244 ST:Race & Media 1 2022/JN
IDS-144 ST:Creativity, Cultr, Crisis 1 2020/FA
COM-102 Media Writing Workshop 1 2006/JN
COM-110 Public Speaking 1 2001/SP
COM-375 Mass Media Process 1 1999/SP
COM-377 Organizational Communication 1 1999/SP
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.