Mark Engler

Department Head
Associate Professor, Technical Director

Office: 168 Askanase Hall
Phone: (701) 231-7706


  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison
    (Theatre Technology)
  • B.A., SouthWest Minnesota State University
    (Theatre Arts)

Mark joined the NDSU Theatre Faculty in 2009 and is the technical director, production manager, and lighting and sound designer for the Department of Theatre Arts. He teaches classes in stagecraft, drafting, lighting and sound design, and design studio. Professionally, Mark works as a lighting designer for the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company.

Prior to NDSU, Mark was the technical director for University of Minnesota-Duluth theatre program and the technical director for the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival. He has worked as a technical director and designer for theatres in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Mark is an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. He recently published an article in the Summer 2012 edition of the journal Theatre Design and Technology titled "Job Satisfaction Among Technical Directors in the Performing Arts."