Department: Accounting, Business
Phone Extension: 8979
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)
Building: C 115J
Prior to joining FM’s full-time teaching faculty, Mark worked in business for the first ten years of his career (after earning a bachelor’s degree), both in the U.K. and the U.S. After leaving the U.K. in 1995, he worked at General Electric as a corporate financial analyst for several years and moved on to become an Associate Director at MVP Healthcare, working in their model office. Mark began teaching in 2003 which included work at Schenectady County Community College as an adjunct professor and teaching business fulltime at Galway High School.
As an Accounting Instructor, Mark teaches Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and a new class created by Assistant Professor Laurence Zuckerman and Assistant Professor Charlene Dybas, Quantitative Business Analysis. He is working with Assistant Professor Alex Henderson to create an Entrepreneur class for spring 2014.
Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Brunel University (England), a New York State Teaching Certificate from Siena College, and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University at Albany.
A resident of Burnt Hills, NY, Swain has been married for 19 years. He and his wife have two children and a dog. His father and siblings live in England with their respective families.
During his free time, Mark enjoys playing volleyball. He has completed several triathlons and hopes to participate in one next season. He also is active with his children and their extracurricular activities.
Always having a passion for the business field, Mark wanted to share his passion for the subject with others; thus, becoming a teacher. “I have always wanted to work at a college and after visiting FM’s campus I can’t imagine working anywhere else,” says Mark. “FM reminds me of one of the first colleges I attended in England, so you could say FM already feels like my home away from home.”