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Mark is the Assistant Dean for Academic Technology at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University.  His background is in information and educational technologies.  Mark previously worked in international business and higher education in senior roles in Enterprise Computing, Database Systems, and Data Warehousing.  Mark teaches Law Office Technology at the Duquesne Kline School of Law and Data Structures at the Palumbo School of Business. He has also taught Data for Decision Making, Data and Information Management, and Data Querying at the Palumbo School of Business at Duquesne University.  Mark is retired from the United States Army & Air Force (Guard) after completing nearly 25 years of service. 


  • Ed.D., Duquesne University
  • M.P.M., Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh

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Book Chapter(s):

Comfort, L. K., & Dunn, M. W. (2023). Building community resilience in disaster risk: A sociotechnical approach. In L. Comfort & H. Rahayu (Eds.), Hazardous Seas: A Sociotechnical Framework for Early Tsunami Detection, Warning, and Collective Action. Island Press, Washington, DC. ISBN: 9781642831634

Journal Articles/Special Issues:

Comfort, L. K., M. Dunn, D. Johnson, A. Zagorecki, and R. Skertich. 2004. Coordination in Complex Systems: Increasing Efficiency in Disaster Mitigation and Response. International Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 2, Nos. 1-2, pp. 62-80.

Complex Systems in Crisis: Anticipation and Resilience in Dynamic Environments, L. Comfort, Y. Sungu, D. Johnson and M. Dunn. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2-5, 1999. This paper was published in the September 2001 issue of JCCM and the Journal of Crises and Contingencies, Vol. 9, No. 3: In press.

Self Organization in Disaster Mitigation and Management: Increasing Community Capacity for Response, L. Comfort, Y. Sungu, M. Huber, J. Piatek, M. Dunn, D. Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Presented at the TIEMS conference in Washington, D.C., 1999.

An Interactive, Intelligent, Spatial Information System for Disaster Management: A Community Model, L. Comfort, B. Buchanan, K. Brown, M. Dunn, L. Selavo, Y. Sungu, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 1997. Published in the Proceedings, 1998 Annual Conference, The International Emergency Management Society, Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, 1998, pp: 79-92.