Bachelor in History and English summa cum laude, Spring Arbor College, 1995. Master of Science in British History, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in British History, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996.
Postgraduate, Grace Seminary, since 1999.
Coordinator academy records Spring Arbor College, 1985—1987. Administrative assistant The National Library Scotland, Edinburgh, 1988—1990. Tutor Birkbeck College, University London, 1991—1992.
Research assistant Oxford University, England, 1992—1992. Part-time lecturer London Guildhall University, 1992—1993. Adjunct instructor York College Pennsylvania, 1994—2001.
Adjunct professor Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Area Community College, 1995—1998. Adjunct instructor Millersville University Pennsylvania, 1995—1999. Lecturer, adjunct professor Messiah College, Grantham, 1996—2004.
Chair department history and social studies Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, since 2004, director Millennial Scholar Academy, since 2006. Reader for Associated Press European history essays Educational Testing Service, since 2005.
Pastor, church planter Community Cornerstone Church, York, Pennsylvania, 2000—2004. Church planting facilitator Grace Brethren Church, 1998—1999. Member of American History Association (associate), Indiana Council Social Studies (associate), North America Conference on British Studies (associate), Conference on Faith and History (associate), London Goodenough Trust (associate).
Married Marla Gay Stevens, October 7, 1964. Children: Mark Marston III children: Althea Grace, Cassandra Mable.