Mark Northam is the Director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. He came to the university in 2007 after a year and a half with Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where he worked as a Research Science Consultant in the areas of Carbon Management and Technical Intelligence at their Research and Development Center. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, Northam worked for over 20 years at Mobil and ExxonMobil, holding a variety of research, operations, and management positions in the U.S. and Europe. Mark earned a PhD in Organic Geochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Chemistry from Wake Forest University. He is originally from Virginia.