Mark Humes was born in Nassau to Marsha Theodora Young (nee Humes) and Alfred St. George Clare Jr. A product of the Fort Charlotte constituency, Mark grew up in the home of his grandparents Audley and Lillian Humes, on Dunmore Avenue, Chippingham.
A 1982 graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Nassau; Mark completed studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and French from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. He subsequently completed studies leading to a Master of Arts degree in African American Literature and Theory from The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
He has taught in the Atlanta Public School system as a substitute teacher, and at The Marist School in Atlanta. After completing his studies at the University of Puerto Rico he lectured in the University’s English Department.
He is currently an Assistant Professor in The School of English Studies at the University of the Bahamas (UB).
Mark served as Public Relations Officer and President of The Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB) 2006 to 2016 and as Faculty Representative on the college’s Board of Trustees 2013 to 2016.
A certified USATF Track and Field Coach, he served as Head Sprint Coach of several men’s and women’s teams, including teams at Marist, The University of Puerto Rico, Morehouse College, and The College of The Bahamas.
In 1999 and 2000, he earned the State of Georgia Region 6AAATrack and Field Coach of the Year Award, and later established the Bahamas High Performance Track Club along with Pauline Davis-Thompson.
Active on the Bahamian cultural scene Mark has appeared in several Shakespeare-In-Paradise productions and was nominated for a Bahamas Icon Award nomination for his performance in Sizwi Bansi Is Dead .
He is an avid photographer and music producer who has been featured in Jet Magazine and on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
A Baptist, Mark is an active member of Salem Union Baptist Church. He is the father of one son and has four grandsons.