Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca adds meteorologist to communication studies faculty

Trevecca is pleased to announce that Mark Bishop, former Olivet Nazarene University professor and a meteorologist for WLS, the ABC-owned TV station in Chicago, has accepted a full-time teaching position in Trevecca’s Department of Communication Studies.

A 1993 graduate of Olivet and a native of northwest Indiana, Bishop has taught at Olivet since 2001. His responsibilities at Olivet included directing television and video productions and teaching in the film studies programs.

In addition to his work with WLS, which he began in 2005, Bishop has also worked as a meteorologist at stations in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. He began his career as a meteorologist in 1994 at the CBS station in Rockford, Illinois.

Speaking for the College of Arts and Sciences in which the Department of Communication Studies resides, Lena Hegi Welch, dean of that college, said, “We are thrilled that Mark is joining us at Trevecca.  He is a talented, enthusiastic teacher with expertise in contemporary media. He enjoys mentoring students and has an established network of contacts in the television industry.  Mark models what it means to be a Christian on-air professional in the television industry, while also bringing a strong academic background in teaching and curriculum development.“

Bishop and his wife, Leanne, a nurse practitioner, have two daughters.

This position in the communication studies department became open following the retirement of Professor David Deese, who had completed 34 years of teaching at Trevecca when he retired in May.