Mark E Workman

Professor/Sr Honors Fellow • of English and Folklore and Senior Honors Fellow

Hicks Honors College • Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

Literary Theory, Folklore, Mythology, Modern Literature


Ph.D., Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1977.
M.A., Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1973.
B.A., English Literature, Haverford College, 1971.


Mark E. Workman received his B.A. in English Literature from Haverford College in 1971 and his PhD in Folklore at the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. Dr. Workman served in the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Florida from July, 2006 until April, 2013.  Following his return from sabbatical in fall, 2014, Dr. Workman will return to faculty as Professor of English and Folklore and Senior Honors Fellow.

During his tenure at UNF, Dr. Workman has also served as Special Assistant to the President and then Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Workman initially came to UNF in 1993 as professor and chair of the English and Foreign Language department. His teaching fields include Literary Theory, Folklore, Mythology, and Modern Literature. He has served the University of North Florida and the Jacksonville community as a member of numerous committees and organizations. He led the university’s strategic planning efforts and the Institutional Effectiveness team. He established a number of committees including the Task Force on Diversity, the ORSP Enhancement Task Force, and the Task Force on Institutional Redesign.  While Provost, Dr. Workman served on statewide committees addressing General Education and Academic Program Coordination tasked by the Board of Governors.  He has been a member of both off-site and on-site SACS accreditation teams. Dr. Workman has served as vice chair and chair of the university’s annual United Way campaign.


American Folklore Society

Publications & Presentations

Addresses and Remarks (as University Provost)

Newsletters to Faculty (as University Provost)

“The Place of Research in Public Comprehensive Universities,” AASCU, February, 2010

“Making Budget Crises Strategic Opportunities,” AASCU, July, 2008.

WorkmanContact Information

Building 10, Room 1104

(904) 620-1795

of English and Folklore and Senior Honors Fellow

Office Hours

Sabbatical 2013-14