on faculty since 2010
M.F.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1996
B.A., Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1989
Mark Haller-Wade came to Trinity as the Communication Arts department began a new chapter with the opening of the Art and Communication Center and a growing number of students interested in the major. Haller-Wade’s experience with film editing, video production, web design, webcasting, and numerous other areas of digital media proves invaluable to Trinity’s students and to the department as a whole.
Haller-Wade brings his experience as a video production consultant, a freelance digital producer, and a film director into the classroom, giving his students a real-world view into the current media age and giving him an opportunity to share that experience through the lens of Christianity.
“Working in the field has never fully satisfied me as I have always felt the need to return God’s gifts and nurture others,” said Haller-Wade. “I have always longed to teach at a Christian school, where I could openly make a connection between my work and being a Christian.”
Therefore, Haller-Wade brings a Reformed perspective to the ever growing media and digital culture, and he looks forward to helping Trinity students engage with that culture as Christians.
“My professional colleagues outside of Trinity wonder why I would drive so far to work as a teacher. I tell them I can’t really put it into words, but it’s a deep feeling that Trinity is where I am supposed to be right now,” said Haller-Wade. “It is, I tell them, ‘faith’.”