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Professor, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, College of Technology and Innovation Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1978; MBA, Arizona State University, 1973; B.S., United States Naval Academy

Research Areas

World hunger, energy, entrepreneurship, e-commerce, marketing strategy

Recent Consulting

Disney, Mesa Schools, American Airlines, Intel, Kodak

Academic Positions

Arizona State University: 1978-present.

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Best Science Book of the Year, Green Algae Strategy, Independent Publishers Gold Medal, 2009; The Financial Times "One of the Top 50 Executive Trainers in the World," 2000; Top 10 Speakers at American Compensation Intl. Conference, 1999; Arizona Software Association Software Product of the Year, Intelligent ConsensusĀ®, 1998

Representative Publications

Biowar I: Why Battles over Food and Fuel Lead to World Hunger. 2007. The unintended consequences of producing corn ethanol on U.S. and world food markets will be catastrophic for U.S. fossil water, soils, air, food exports and food prices.

Green Algae Strategy: End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel. 2008. Algae offer solutions for sustainable and affordable food and energy because algae are the most productive biomass source on Earth.

Green Solar Gardens: Algae's Promise to End Hunger. 2008. Algaculture in small solar gardens distributed globally will enable SAFE production, locally. Solar gardens addresses the web of poverty and hunger including affordable food, fodder, fish food, fertilizer, fire for cooking and heating and fine medicines.

Crash! The demise of Fossil Foods and the rise of Abundance. 2009. Traditional fossil agriculture sits precariously on a foundation of unsustainable fossil resources the will become unaffordable and then run out. Abundant agriculture is sustainable because it uses plentiful inputs that are cheap and will not run out.

Research Interests: 

Sustainable and affordable food, water and fuel.

Algae production for food, fuel and pollution solutions.

Transforming waste streams for recover, recycle and reuse energy and nutrients in food and fuels.Ā 

  • Mark R. Edwards. Crash! The demise of fossil foods and the rise of Abundance. (2009).
  • . . Review of: Transforming Environmentalism: Warren County, PCBs, and the Origins of Environmental Justice. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press (2009).
  • Edwards, Mark R. BioWar I: Why Battles over food and fuel will lead to world hunger. (2008).
  • Mark R. Edwards. Green Solar Gardens: Algae's promise to end hunger. (2008).
  • Mark Edwards. Algae Industry Survey. Algal Biomass Association (2008).
  • Mark Edwards. Algae Myths and Truths. Algae World, Singapore (2008).
  • Mark Edwards. Algae Production and Extraction. Algae Biomass Association (2008).
  • Mark Edwards. Algae World Industry Survey. Algae World Singapore (2008).
  • Mark Edwards. Occupational Structure and the Employment of American Mothers of Young Children. Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2005).
  • Mark Edwards. What do Board Members Do?FEMI. (2005).
  • Mark Edwards, C Shultz. Reframing Agribusiness: Moving from Farm to Market Centric. Journal of Agribusiness (2005).
  • N/A - record moved from Non-Refereed Articles. Reframing Agribusiness: Moving from Farm to Market Centric. Journal of Agribusiness (2005).
  • Bruce Weber, Mark Edwards, Greg Duncan. Single Mother Work and Poverty under Welfare Reform: Are Policy Impacts Different in Rural Areas?. Eastern Economic Journal (2004).
  • Mark R. Edwards. Green Algae Strategy: End oil imports and engineer sustainable food and fuel. (1978).
  • Mark Edwards. Algae for food and biofuel. Algae Biomass Organization (0).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
OMT 503Marketing Management
  • Greater Arizona E-Learning Association, Board Member (2004 - 2012)
  • Accreditation, Member (2006 - 2011)
  • Student Retention, Member (2005 - 2011)
  • University as Entrepreneur, Member (2005 - 2010)
  • Standards, Chair (2003 - 2010)
  • Arizona Science Center, Board Member (2005 - 2010)
  • Arizona Entrepreneur Association, Board Member (2004 - 2010)
  • Curriculum, Chair (2006 - 2009)
  • Human Resources Management, Reviewer (2003 - 2009)
  • PCAPC, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • University Standards Committee, Member (2003 - 2009)
  • Social media association, Board Member (2005 - 2009)
  • International Journal of Management, Reviewer (1992 - 2008)
  • Business Laison, Chair (1995 - 2008)