Dr. Mark Gudgel has been a public secondary school teacher for 16 years. Presently, Gudgel teaches English, Humanities and World Religions at Omaha North High Magnet School, and is an adjunct professor with the M.Ed. program at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was a finalist for Nebraska’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2020. A Fulbright Scholar and fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Imperial War Museum, Gudgel has devoted much of his career to teaching about social justice and civil rights. When he's not teaching, Gudgel is an avid runner, writes poetry, a wine blog and various essays. He lives in Omaha with his wife, Sonja, and their children, Titus and Zooey.