Mark K. Warford


Ph.D, Foreign Language and ESL Education, University of Tennessee
MA, Spanish Translation and Interpreting, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
MAT, English and Spanish, Brown University

BA, English, Kenyon College

Mark Warford currently serves as Spanish Coordinator. During his tenure as MCL chair, Warford created the first undergraduate SUNY certificate programs at Buffalo State (World Language Advantage) and developed the department's first dual-credit partnerships with several area high schools (ITA 201, SPA 201, SPA 202). Under his leadership, MCL received the Department Award for Advancement in Affordability (2018) and implemented its innovative Ambassador Model, a holistic approach centered on the global competencies required of language professionals. As a scholar, he has published in the areas of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Educational Innovation (including online policy and pedagogies), Sociocultural Theory. and Global Humanities (Translation and Psychoanalytic Studies). There are over 700 citations of his work in scholarly publications. With regard to educational technology, he certified as a peer reviewer for Quality Matters and serves as Research and Innovation Fellow for the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence. In addition to delivering keynote addresses, presenting and chairing dozens of sessions at professional conferences from the regional to international level, Warford regularly leads workshops on a range of topics, including the promotion of student engagement and blended course design in online instruction, as well as FourSight, a model for organizational self-reflection. As Co-Chair of the Arts and Sciences Task Force, Warford played an important role in leading the construction of the new School of Arts and Sciences.     

Current Course Assignments


Educational innovation, applied linguistics, sociocultural theory, teacher development, translation studies, Jungian studies

Sample scholarly projects...

Warford, M. K. (2023). Mantha: Alchemies of the Cultural Turn. Vernon Press. Click here for book release reel.


    Sidorkin, A. M., & Warford, M. K. (2017). Reforms and Innovation in Education: Implications for the Quality of Human Capital. Springer.

    Warford, M. K. (2005). Testing a Diffusion of Innovations in Education Model (DIEM). The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 10(3).

    Warford, M. K. (2011). Zone of Proximal Teacher Development (ZPTD). Teaching and Teacher Education, 27, 252-258.

    Warford, M. K. (2013/2014). Toward a framework for evaluating online instruction in higher eduction. Journal for Educational Technology Systems, 42, 333-353.

    Warford, M. K. (2017). E-learning and the disciplines: Lessons from applied linguistics. Chapter in K. Shelton and K. Pederson (eds.), Handbook of research on building, growing, and sustaining quality e-learning programs (pp. 324-521). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications.

    Traducción, transferencia y la ética del Otro (Centro Jung de Buenos Aires).

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