markrooze.com is the personal blog of Mark Rooze. That’s me. And here’s a bit about me.

I graduated 3rd of 302 in the Class of 1978 from Lubbock High School in Lubbock, Texas. I served six years in the United States Air Force as an Airborne Russian Linguist, including overseas assignments in Okinawa, Japan and RAF Mildenhall, England.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in mathematics from Angelo State University in December, 1989, and a Master of Arts in English in August, 1992, also from Angelo State.

After seven years of teaching at Weslaco High School in Weslaco, Texas, I moved to South Carolina to pursue Christian ministry, and received a Master of Divinity from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May, 2003. I was licensed to preach the gospel in Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America in July, 2005.

I began teaching in post-secondary education in January, 2004, as an Adjunct Instructor at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC. I also served as an Instructor in English at Clemson University in 2006-2007. In August, 2008, I accepted a full-time position as an Instructor in English at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Today, I live in Florence, SC with my wife and daughter. I continue to teach English at Florence-Darlington Technical College in the English and Humanities Department and am the lead instructor in Technical Writing and Advanced Technical Writing. I am also lead teacher in Religion and the chair of the college’s Curriculum Committee.

I have continued to pursue a lifetime of musical studies, and am a cellist with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. I also play guitar and bass with church groups and, in keeping with my loves of theology, poetry, and music, write modern Christian hymns as well.

All opinions expressed on this website are solely my responsibility, and are not connected in any way with my employer, my church, my associates, or any organization in which I participate.