Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum
Mark McCormick is executive director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita and a New York Times best-selling author with 20 years of journalism experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. He serves as a trustee on the William Allen White Foundation at KU School of Journalism and has been a professional in residence at the University of Oklahoma. He is featured in the beat reporting chapter of the journalism textbook, “Writing and Reporting News, A Coaching Method.” He’s also featured in “Roots and Branches: Preserving the Legacy of Gordon Parks,” a documentary about Wichita State University’s quest to acquire the collected works of the trailblazing photographer, writer, filmmaker and native Kansan. In 2015, he co-wrote “African Americans of Wichita” with Arcadia publishing and was voted onto the Association of African American Museums' board of directors as communications committee chair. He joined the Alpha Nu Boule chapter of Sigma Pi Phi n 2004.