Dr. Mark Manry

Associate Professor of History

Associate Provost for Assessment

Dr. Mark Manry
School of Humanities
Muirhead 127
(248) 218-2120


  • Ph.D., Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • M.A., Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • M.Div., Lipscomb University
  • M.A., Lipscomb University
  • B.A., Lipscomb University

Courses Taught

  • Christianity and Culture
  • Survey of Biblical Literature
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Systematic Theology
  • World Religions
  • Introduction to Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • Globalization and the Developing World
  • Global Citizenship
  • Michigan History

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Faculty Sponsor, Global Educational Opportunities (GEO) East Africa Program for Rochester College and Pepperdine University (2012, 2016).
  • Team Administrator, Jinja Mission Team in Jinja, Uganda, East Africa (2005-2009).


Mark is married to Lori Manry (who blogs at and father to five children: Luke, Connor, Lydia Jane, Tessa, and Myles. Mark lived in Jinja, Uganda, from 2005-2009, where he served as a missionary. He maintains an active connection to Uganda through research and preservation of historical documents from the colonial period. When not engaged in theoretical conversations about the intersection of Christianity, cultures, and the global economy, Mark enjoys living locally by working the land on his 10-acre farmstead-in-the-making.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Africanizing Development: The Case of Jinja, Uganda: 1947-1966.” Presentation delivered at Africa in World Politics Conference, University of Texas, March 2011.