Mark Gobble, 37, a brilliant, creative rising star in the field of deaf education was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while jogging on June 10.
The pepnet 2 researcher had just completed his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and accepted a faculty appointment at Boston University.
Mark’s research interests spanned many facets of deaf culture, language and education. Working with the pn2 Research and Evidence Synthesis team, Mark played a major role in developing the 2012 Needs Assessment.
Mark was eclectic and charismatic. He is probably one of the few PhD holders who owned a skateboard shop and attempted to climb Mount Everest.
The twinkle in Mark’s eyes will be greatly missed by the many people across the country whose lives he touched. His friends and coworkers at pepnet 2, the Florida School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, the MARK skateboard shop, the Texas School for the Deaf, UT Austin, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, the American Educational Research Association, and many others across the county mourn his loss.
His wife, Leslie Hussey and their two young children Trent and Shanna survive him. A full obituary and opportunity to share thoughts with the family is available at Mark Gobble Guest Book.