Mark Wilson is Director of Civic Learning Initiatives and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. Originally from Saraland, Ala., he holds degrees from the University of Mobile (B.A. Religion), McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Master of Divinity), and Auburn University (Ph.D. History). He is the author of one book, William Owen Carver’s Controversies in the Baptist South, and several articles. Wilson is an Appalachian Teaching Fellow with the Appalachian Regional Commission and secretary of the Alabama Historical Association. His teaching duties include Introduction to Community and Civic Engagement, as well as practicum courses, which provide living-learning experiences for students in rural, Alabama communities and beyond. He lives in Auburn, Alabama with his wife and two children.