Chair and Associate Professor
Campus Address: Buckham Hall B235
BA, English, Kenyon College
MAT, English and Spanish, Brown University
GradCert, Spanish Translation and Interpreting, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Ph.D, Foreign Language and ESL Education, University of Tennessee
Mark Warford serves as department chair for Modern and Classical Languages and teaches courses in Spanish and language pedagogy. As chair of MCL, Warford created the first undergraduate SUNY certificate programs at Buffalo State (World Language Advantage) and developed the department's first dual-credit partnerships with area high schools (ITA 201, SPA 201). Under his leadership, MCL received the Department Award for Advancement in Affordability (2018). As a scholar, he has published in the areas of applied linguistics, (Spanish) language pedagogy, educational innovation, teacher development, and sociocultural theory. There are nearly 500 citations of his work in scholarly publications. With regard to educational technology, he certified as a peer reviewer for Quality Matters and serves as Research and Innovation Fellow for the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence. In addition to delivering keynote addresses, presenting and chairing dozens of sessions at professional conferences from the regional to international level, Warford regularly leads workshops on a range of topics, including the promotion of student engagement and blended course design in online instruction, as well as FourSight, a model for organizational self-reflection.
In fall 2015, Warford presented keynote address at an international conference on educational technologies in Moscow, Russia. Currently he is working on a co-edited volume for Springer Publications, Reforms and Innovations in Education. In spring 2017, Warford was accepted as a Fulbright Specialist.