Professor Mark Pingle has been a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Economics since 1990. In 2012, he was also appointed as the Charles N. Mathewson Professor of Entrepreneurship. He received his B.S. degree in economics from Southern Oregon State College in 1983. He received his M.A. in 1984 and Ph.D. in Economics in 1988, both from the University of Southern California.