Mark Burton

Mark Burton

Director

Mark Burton was awarded a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1991. His professional career has included both academic and consulting activities in the areas of transportation, telecommunications, and energy economics. In addition to authoring various articles and monographs, Dr. Burton has provided testimony in connection with federal and state-level legislative, judicial and regulatory proceedings. In July of 2021, Dr. Burton was named Director of Marshall University’s Appalachian Transportation Institute (ATI) and its Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). Within these roles, Dr. Burton oversees research support for West Virginia’s Department of Transportation (WVDOT), Class I and short-line railroads, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and regional economic development organizations.