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Dr. Marker's education and training are quite diverse. He received his B.S. in Zoology from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah (Go Wildcats!). He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from BYU (Brigham Young University) (Go Cougars!) where he studied the adrenalin response to high intensity exercise in rats. From there, he did post-doctoral work at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri (Go Cards!) where he did clinical research on the endocrine response to exercise training in the elderly humans. At WASHU, he worked with Dr. Phil Cryer, Dr. Bill Clutter, Dr. John Holloszy, and Dr. Irl Hirsch - to name a few. From St. Louis, Dr. Marker joined the Human Biology faculty at UW-Green Bay (Go Phoenix! Go Pack!) where he teaches a variety of courses for majors and non-majors. He is particularly interested in using technology in teaching and is always looking for new ideas to help make the student (science) experience more real and meaningful. He still enjoys research and currently has an NIH (National Institute of Health) grant to look at the effect of combined stresses (fasting and cold) on the adrenalin response in humans.

Dr. Marker loves sports, especially tennis, volleyball, and basketball. He also likes to cycle and has done several triathlons in recent years. He enjoys the outdoors as well, and he has done several High Adventure Scouting trips including canoeing in the Boundary Waters (twice - wow what a place!), Cycling in NW Wisconsin (beautiful!), and backpacking in the Porcupine Mountain in upper Michigan.

Dr. Marker also loves music!  He particularly enjoys singing and/or playing folk music.  He plays guitar and a little banjo (to much for his family!).  Most recently he's been involved in getting a couple of other guys involved in a men's trio doing a variety of music. Look out Kingston Trio! 

Dr. Marker has been fortunate to have been involved as a performer of sorts for much of his life.  He was a rally man (male cheerleader) at Ogden High school (go tigers!) and at Weber State College.  He was one of those fools who did back handsprings all the way across the field/court.  

He has been in several local musical productions - some sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (What Think Ye of Christ, Esther, Noah, etc) and some sponsored by St. Norbert College Community Theatre  - Annie (2000),  Fiddler On the Roof (2001), Children of Eden (2003) and  last summer (2004) - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - wow what a fun show!.  In Dec 2003, he was fortunate to be  in "The Christmas Post" as  part of Desert Theatre (sponsored by GBCC).  He is currently involved in a production by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints called "Hidden Treasures".  It portrays several of the parables of Christ, e.g., the prodigal son, using music, narrative and dance.

Dr. Marker has done a fair amount of performing locally.  Usually accompanying himself with his guitar (banjo and harmonica) he has performed for schools, cub scout Pack Meetings, and various local coffee houses and the like.  He is currently involved with a little folk group that he has put together called Good News.  They have began back in 2006 and have been going strong since then.  The group has played in many venues in (and out) of the Green Bay area including Cup O' Joy, Art Garage, Harmony Cafe, Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and Fallen Timbers Environmental Center (Seymour, WI).

Dr. Marker has a fetish for novelty songs including some very clever songs about science.  Here are a couple of cool pieces.

Junk Food Feeling - Ron Brown
Bones, Bones Bones - Ron Brown
Glucose - Science Groove
Potato - Science Groove


Dr. Marker is married and has four children.  His wife, Arlene, currently a "stay at home" mom has a Masters Degree in Special Education from BYU.  She is an awesome wife and mother and a devoted member of her faith!  Dr. Marker spends a lot of time with his family and in various church activities. He and his family enjoy cross country travel - especially to the "wild west" - where there is always an adventure to be had!

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Human Biology Department
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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