About this Speaker
Mark Coppin is the Director of Disability Services for North Dakota State University. For 32 years, he was the Director of Assistive Technology at a non-profit center for students with disabilities where he coordinated the provision of assistive technology services for the Center. He also provided technology evaluations and consultation services throughout North Dakota. Mark has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences on such topics as technology and teaching, special education, assistive technology, mobile devices in education, and autism. He has presented twice at the United Nations on the importance of accessibility. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications and special education and a master’s degree in educational media design and technology. In 2009, Mark was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and served on their advisory board from 2009-2012. His leadership was instrumental in the Anne Carlsen Center’s selection as an Apple Distinguished School for 2012-present. In 2013, Coppin was one of 10 educators recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House. Coppin also serves on the SXSWEDU (South By SouthWest Education) advisory board.