Mark Forrester is a Senior Lecturer in the Professional Writing Program. He has taught literature and composition courses at the University of Maryland since 1994 and has been with the Professional Writing Program since 2004, serving as an Administrative Fellow for the program from 2011 to 2018. His interests include haiku and poetic metaphor. He has presented papers at several academic conferences, his fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of literary journals, and his chapter on Anthony Trollope was published in the collection "Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature" (University of Minnesota Press, 2003). In 2014, Mark was selected as a recipient of the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars award for mentorship.