Ambassador Mark Minton serves as professor of practice in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. His areas of expertise include U.S. diplomatic practice, U.S. relations with Northeast Asia, and diplomacy in the United Nations Security Council. He was also formerly the president of The Korea Society in New York.
Before serving as President of The Korea Society, he played a leading role in America’s relations with Asia during a distinguished 32-year career as a senior foreign-service officer. He was U.S. ambassador to Mongolia from September 2006 to September 2009 and was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He also served as the country director for Korea and as deputy country director for Japan at the U.S. Department of State, a Pearson Fellow with the U.S. Senate, and held positions at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
He previously taught for a year as the Diplomat-in-Residence at the City College of New York.
He earned a master’s degree in history from Yale University and a B.A. from Columbia University.