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 pioneered classroom and other educational uses of information technologies. Schuler is the chairperson of the Department of Religion and Theology at Concordia with specialties in New Testament and Koine Greek. 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. Currently he directs the Northeast Insula Project (now in its publication phase) at the Hippos Excavation Project of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.
Prof. Schuler is professor of theology, Greek, and archaeology at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the American Institute of Archaeology, and the Society of Biblical Literature, for which he served as the coordinator of the Upper Midwest Region from 2003-2008.