The Leadership Team

Director, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise

Mark Clark, PhD


  • PhD, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • MA, Public Policy & Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • MBA, Organizations, Strategy & International Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • MS, Marketing Science & Psychology, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • BA, Economics & Finance, The University of Texas at Dallas

Teaching Focus

Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Entrepreneurial Character & Activation, Neuro‐economics, Marketing Strategy, Communications & Content Analytics, Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Recruitment & Corporate Training

Entrepreneur in Residence

Darren Shearer

Darren Shearer is the founder and CEO of High Bridge Media, a media and marketing agency specializing in publishing and promoting the world-changing ideas of inspiring thought leaders. Its book publishing imprint, High Bridge Books, has published more than 80 books since 2013.

Darren is also the director of the Theology of Business Institute, a global think tank with the mission of helping marketplace Christians to disciple their co-workers, companies, industries, and communities. He has authored three books, including Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World and The Marketplace Christian: A Practical Guide to Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Business.

A former Captain in the United States Air Force, Darren earned the United States Air Force Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom.He holds a M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Management from Pace University (New York, NY), and a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC).

Darren and his wife, Marie, reside in Houston, Texas and have three young boys.