I love to learn about and from nature, and desire to influence others through teaching science. I am especially inspired to help the younger generation develop a love of exploring their questions about nature. Also, I have experienced inequity in physics classrooms both in Nigeria and here in the USA. I became passionate about turning my experience into a pursuit for answers and solutions.”

Mark’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Physics

“I love physics because physics pursues fundamental questions about our natural world, and I grew up with opportunities to explore nature and build things based on physical principles. So, it is my love of exploring our natural world that draws me to physics.”

Professional Experience

Mark taught science in Nigeria to students at various age levels, ranging from elementary to high school. He also taught various math and science courses to high school and college students, as well as a teaching course to graduate students, in the United States. 

Mark will begin his second year of teaching at St. John Paul II Catholic High School during the 2020–2021 school year.

Volunteer Experience

Mark volunteered as a reviewer for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 


Mark enjoys meditating and listening to music.

Academic Background

  • Florida State University (Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction)
  • University of Abuja (Bachelor of Science in Physics)