Mark Wilding

Mark Wilding

Trustee, Elected 2014

MA, Naropa University
BS, State University of New York and Syracuse University


Mark Wilding is the Executive Director of PassageWorks, a nonprofit that supports K-12 educators with professional development, publications, and curriculum resources. In addition to his administrative duties, Mark teaches courses, facilitates conferences and dialogues, and presents keynotes and lectures. He is the co-author of The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching (2013), a book for K-12 teachers.

Before joining PassageWorks in 2008, Mark was a staff and adjunct faculty member of Naropa University where he continues to teach graduate courses in environmental leadership.  Mark joined Naropa in 1994, and served as Administrative Director of Environmental Studies, Human Resources Officer, and Director of Advancement. In 2001, Mark help founded and directed Naropa’s Marpa Center for Business and Economics. Mark participated in the startup of a public computer software company in 1985 and served on the board and in several roles until he left as President and CEO in 1993.

Mark is a member of the Advisory Board of Convergence’s Re-Imagining Education Project, a member of the national Leadership Council for Contemplative Teaching and Learning at the Garrison Institute, and a board member of the Mackintosh Academy in Colorado.