Mark Sutton earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina, where he had his first experiences with Writing Studio as a facilitator. He taught at Kean University from 2002-2015, where he was active in the English Department's Writing Option, the Kean University Writing Project, and Kean's Master of Arts program in Writing Studies. Throughout, his research focused on classroom practice, particularly with underrepresented populations. He has published essays in Computers and Composition Online, Open Access, Composition Studies, and Issues in Writing. He joined the faculty at Midlands Technical College, arriving just in time to become part of a new Studio program, for which he is currently serving as coordinator. He is also co-chair of the StudioPLUS Special Interest Group at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.