A photo of Assistant Professor Mark Dietrich between the Library and Administrative Building.

Dietrich, Mark

Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

College: College of Science, Mathematics, and Health

Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Phone: 304-384-5329

Discipline: Computer Science

Room: Science 100A

Box: F-9

Dietrich, Mark


Mark Dietrich is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Concord University.

After graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy, he served as an active duty United States Coast Guard officer for 20 years, retiring as a Commander (O-5). He was stationed on six ships (commanding two of them), serving twelve years at sea, saving lives, interdicting cocaine smugglers, patrolling the Bering Sea in winter, and maintaining buoys and lighthouses in the Great Lakes. When stationed ashore, he served in various Information Technology management positions.

Upon retirement from the United States Coast Guard, he transitioned to a career in IT/tech at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a U.S. Department of Energy weapons and research laboratory. There he served in four positions including Deputy Director of the IT Project Management Office at the National Ignition Facility, Director of Infrastructure, and founding Director of the IT Project Management Office.

After retiring from the U.S. Department of Energy, he pivoted to academia, teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Diablo Valley College and Las Positas College in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began at Concord University in 2021.


  • MS, Computer Science, University of Rhode Island (1998)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island (1998)
  • BS, Mathematics, United States Coast Guard Academy (1986)
  • Certificate, American Sign Language, Berkeley City College (2010)


  • Project Management Institute
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
  • American MENSA
  • U.S. Naval Institute
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association