Mark A. Gould


  • Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the O’Brien Center

Mark joined Merrimack College in 2011. In Mark’s role as Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the O’Brien Center for Career Development, he provides strategic leadership to the College for all aspects and functions of the Center. Mark previously served as the Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement in which he focused on meeting the needs of companies wishing to engage with the College by providing a bridge between industry and corporate training, degree programs, research, and sponsorship opportunities.

Mark was the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University and Director of Management Development Programs at Boston University before joining Merrimack College in 2011. Mark has led the development of curriculum initiatives across program areas and partnered with other academic leaders from schools and colleges within Northeastern University and Boston University to offer their programs to a national and international audience. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and has also been quoted in, and written articles for numerous publications.

Mark earned his B.S., Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Maine, M.Ed., Human Resource Training from Boston University, M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, and Ed.D. in Higher Education from Northeastern University

What does Mark wish he knew about career development when he was in college?

I wish I had engaged with the career center earlier in my academic career than I did. However, I did participate in a summer internship which was transformational for me. Through this internship, I subsequently changed my major which was one of my best decisions ever!

Ed.D., Higher Education, Northeastern University
M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University
M.Ed., Human Resource Training, Boston University
B.S., Business Administration (Marketing), University of Maine