Mark Baird Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering
Mark Baird is the Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering in the Center for Teaching and Learning Classroom Support.
Mark began his career at UGA as a Television and Radio engineering technician at WUGA in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Mark transferred to the Center for Teaching & Learning (known then as the Instructional Resource Center) in 1998. At that time, there were five “3-gun” CRT video projectors on campus in the largest auditoriums and TVs on carts in smaller rooms. He played a pivotal role during that time replacing the older technology with some of the first LCD projectors to be deployed in classrooms that allowed computer connections. Soon thereafter, Mark was assigned the role of Audio-Video systems designer and project manager. He has since forged relationships and works closely with faculty, staff, facilities management, architects and contractors to design, install and support the A/V technology that is now prevalent in 500+ UGA classrooms. He has been part of some of the largest classroom construction projects like the Miller Learning Center, consulted on UGA extended campuses and research facilities throughout Georgia, and consulted on some of the farthest UGA study abroad facilities, including UGA at Oxford. He contributed to the development of design and construction standards for the Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning and has been instrumental in standardizing classroom technology equipment.
Mark holds a CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) certification and is currently seeking a CTS-Design certification with InfoComm International. He is also a member of the Technology Managers Council within the same organization.
Outside of UGA, Mark enjoys motorcycling on long winding mountain roads, trout fishing in remote mountain streams, and camping with family.