Athletic Academic Advisor
Mark Peterson, a 1988 Rutgers University graduate, returned to the banks in 1994 following a six year professional basketball career to join the Academic Support Staff. Peterson, a Journalism major, was a four-year letterwinner on the men's Basketball team and the team's Scholar-Athlete in 1987-88. Currently an Academic Advisor working with the Baseball, Women's Rowing, Gymnastics and Women's Tennis teams, Peterson also works with webmaster Colin Osborne to keep the academic support services for student-athletes website current.
Peterson is a member of the N4A (National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics) and has presented many times at the National convention. During the 2000 National Convention, he was elected to be the webmaster for the Region 1 website, and received many favorable reviews.
Peterson has worked in the athletic academic support office since 1994 after completing a six-year stint playing professional basketball in the NBA, CBA, USBL, EBA, as well as several international leagues. He also serves as an instructor at the Dyckman Basketball Instructional Program, a weekly free clinic in New York City for area basketball players. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Peterson spent time as a substitute teacher in the bi-lingual program (Spanish) in the New York Public School System.