Mark T. Stauffer was born in 1957. He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979, worked in industry for 12 years, and returned to Pitt, receiving a PhD in Chemistry in 1998. He joined the chemistry faculty at Pitt-Greensburg in 2001, receiving tenure in 2007. Since 2001, he collaborated on projects in archaeology, foods, test kit evaluation, mine drainage, and data analysis. He and his coauthors presented over 100 papers and posters at technical conferences and published 13 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He presents a short course on analytical data treatment at the annual Pittcon analytical chemistry conference. He conveys his enthusiasm for research and teaching via mentoring undergraduate research and through his courses in analytical chemistry.