Mark Muller

The McKnight Foundation
Program Director

Mark Muller is director of the Mississippi River program at The McKnight Foundation. Prior to joining McKnight as a program officer, Muller worked for 14 years at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), an organization that promotes resilient food systems, communities and ecosystems. 

During his tenure at IATP he served in multiple leadership roles, including as director of the Environment and Agriculture, Food Justice, and Food and Community Fellows programs; played key roles in several Upper Mississippi River-related initiatives; provided several keynote addresses; and served as an advisor to the Kellogg Foundation.

Among his other accomplishments, Muller has taught high school science in New York City; volunteered for over a year in Honduras and Guatemala; and served on the board of directors for the Wedge Natural Foods Co-op. He has a B.A. in physics from State University at Geneseo, New York, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, New York. He has a background in on-farm nutrient management and is co-owner of a farm in Dubuque, Iowa.

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