Mark W. Huddleston
UNH School of Law Board of Trustees Ex Officio Member
President, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Mark W. Huddleston is the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire. He brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator, most recently as president of Ohio Wesleyan University. His term at UNH commenced in July 2007.
Huddleston began his academic career at the State University of New York-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he remained for the next 24 years. Huddleston chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. He was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, where he managed 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff; he served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004.
Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Huddleston received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo. He then earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, mainly in the field of public administration, Huddleston has been active as a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations, working in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He also served as an advisor in Bosnia after the Dayton accords, helping to rebuild financial and administrative infrastructures.
Huddleston is an instrument-rated pilot, a motorcyclist, sporting clays enthusiast, and unaccomplished golfer. He and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.