Mark Beekman is a part-time instructor for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University. He has 28 years work experience in the television broadcasting industry in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, he works for ChyronHego, where he writes and creates the news crawl seen at the bottom of television screens and monitors Google News, CNN and other news sources.
A lifelong learner, Beekman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater/Film and Video Production from the University of Toledo and a Master of Arts in Communications from Bowling Green State University. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he took Ph.D. courses offered in the Communications Media and Instructional Technology.