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Born in Wisconsin, Mark Schuler did his undergraduate work in classical Greek at Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, IN. He trained for and was ordained into the pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, serving parishes in urban St. Louis and rural Iowa.  He received a Doctor of Theology degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, specializing in gospel studies.

Since joining the faculty at Concordia Saint Paul in 1994, Prof. Schuler has pioneered classroom and other educational uses of information technologies.  Schuler was the chairperson of the Department of Theology and Ministry at Concordia (2008-2019). He specializes in New Testament and Koine Greek.  He was the co-director of the University Honors Program in litteris fideque. Since 1996, he has traveled frequently to Israel for research and teaching purposes.  He has  participated in the archaeological excavations at Ein Gedi and Tiberias sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He directed the Northeast Insulae Project (2002-2021) at the Hippos-Sussita Excavations of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.

Prof. Schuler is professor emeritus of theology, Greek, and archaeology at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a member of ASOR and the Society of Biblical Literature, for which he served as the coordinator of the Upper Midwest Region from 2003-2008. For 2022 and 2023, he was appointed as an associate fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jersualem.