Dr. Mark D. Vaughn is the Manager for Diversity Recruiting and Technical Talent Pipelining for Corning Incorporated’s Technology Community.
In this role, Mark is responsible for coordinating all campus relations and college recruiting in the Technology Community (working in collaboration with Human Resources Managers, Chiefs of Staff and Delivery Officers). He is also responsible for recruiting process management and helping to lead the development and implementation of the Technology Community’s comprehensive, long term recruiting strategy. Dr. Vaughn is also the manager of Project UPWARD, a technical talent pipelining initiative he introduced and has successfully led since its inception in 2003.
Mark began his 19 year career with Corning in 1988 as a Research Technician. He earned a Bachelors degree in Physics from Alfred University, a Master of Science degree in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to accepting his current appointment, Dr. Vaughn was a Research Associate in Modeling and Simulation where he was the technical lead for optical network traffic demand modeling and access network cost modeling. Mark is also a highly regarded diversity leader who is one of the founding members of the Awareness Quality Improvement Team (AQIT), one of the leading Affinity Groups in the Corporation.
In addition to his work with Corning Incorporated, Dr. Vaughn is a community leader who is an elected member of the Corning-Painted Post Board of Education. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Southern Tier. Additionally, Dr. Vaughn is an ordained minister and serves as the Senior Pastor of Faith To Face Ministries, a ministry that he founded with his wife, Jeanette, in 1998.
Dr. Vaughn is a native of Elmira, New York. He and his wife reside in Painted Post with their five children.