Following the departure of Dr. William Mitsch from The Ohio State University, Mark was asked to teach the Wetland Ecology & Restoration (lecture and lab) class at the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). This course, taught each fall semester, is SENR’s signature wetland course, with 55-65 students enrolling in the lecture. Mark was honored to be hired as the lecturer for the course, and he anticipated serving in this capacity for a year or two. As it turns out, Mark has really enjoyed teaching, and SENR has appreciated his involvement in this important course. He now has happily taught it for seven years! The time commitment makes life challenging during the fall, but the interaction with students (three of whom now work at MAD!) and the rewards of educating the next generation of environmental professionals has made it all worthwhile for Mark.