Mark Evely, Ph.D.

Mark Evely, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Applied Health Sciences
Mortuary Science Program Director

Office Location

Mortuary Science Building, Room 314





Chair, Department of Applied Health SciencesProgram Director, Mortuary ScienceAssistant Professor, Mortuary ScienceMember, Wayne State University Assessment Council 

Mark Evely, Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications


Ph.D. Wayne State University

J.D. Western Michigan University- Cooley Law School

B.S. Mortuary Science, Wayne State University


Michigan Mortuary Science Licensee

Member, State Bar of Michigan

Member, The Florida Bar

Certified Funeral Service Practitioner

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science (appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education- Committee on Accreditation 2015-2021 (Chair 2017-2021)
  • Board of Directors, Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA)
  • Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (Public Member)
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education- Curriculum Committee (2014-2015)
  • International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards- NBE Item Writer; Job Task Analysis, Model Disposition
  • National Funeral Directors Association- Professional Conduct Committee
  • National Funeral Directors Association- Professional Development Committee (2015-2016)
  • Michigan Funeral Directors Association- Member of Board of Directors
  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (Onsite Reviewer)
  • State Bar of Michigan- District H Character and Fitness Committee 

Primary Research Interest

 Funeral Service Law

Programmatic Accreditation


Recent Publications

  • Programmatic Accreditor Treatment of PEG Achievement Indicators Proquest, 2021
  • Michigan Funeral Law (Chapter) Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting, & Estate Administration Forms; Lexis Nexis, 2011.

Courses taught by Mark Evely, Ph.D.

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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