Mark Mabrito, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Director of Computer Labs and Computer-Supported Writing

Mark Mabrito


Mark Mabrito is a Professor of English in the Department of English. He also is the department’s Director of Computer Labs and Computer-Supported Writing.

Research Overview

Mark Mabrito’s research focuses on emerging technologies in the humanities and developing/employing new methodologies for gathering research in the workplace and digital/virtual environments. These efforts include researching writing and communication behaviors in workplace settings and virtual and game worlds.

Select Publications

Mabrito, Mark. 2019. “Meaningful Play: Students Creating ‘Serious’ Analog Games.” The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education 26(2):73-90.

Mabrito, Mark. 2017. “Integrating Open Digital Badges in an Undergraduate Writing Classroom.” The Journal of Communication and Media Studies 2 (3): 15-26.

Mabrito, Mark. 2016. “Socially-Mediated Texts in the Classroom: A Study of Undergraduate Students Analyzing Social Media.” The Journal of Communication and Media Studies 1 (2): 20-32

Teaching Focus

Mark Mabrito is committed to shaping curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many of these courses are requirements for the department’s writing concentration and are the basis for the Online Certificate in Writing for Interactive Media, which he created more than a decade ago to provide coursework in digital and new media to enhance students’ marketability in the workplace.

Mark Mabrito


(219) 989-2651

Office Location:

Hammond,Classroom Office Building 280


  • Ph.D. – English, Illinois State University
  • M. A. – English, Illinois State University
  • B. A. – English, Northeastern Illinois University

Areas of Expertise

  • New Media Interactive Media
  • Professional Writing Online Learning/Teaching Rhetoric/Composition

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • 2018: Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching, PNW
  • 2018: Excellence in Distance Learning: Course Design and Teaching, Purdue University West Lafayette
  • 2018: Teaching Incentive Program Award, PNW
  • 2016: Inducted as a member in the Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators