L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Mark Christie

Mark Christie


Email: mcchristie@vcu.edu


B.A., English, Wake Forest University

B.A., History, Wake Forest University 

J.D., Georgetown University 


Mark Christie, J.D., has taught at VCU for 17 years in the public policy and administration doctoral program as an assistant and adjunct professor. He teaches Political Institutions and Processes. He has also taught Law and Public Policy and has previously taught undergraduate courses and in the Honors College.

Christie has many years of experience in public service, holding several senior-level management and policymaking positions in Virginia state government. Currently he is a member of the State Corporation Commission, first elected by the General Assembly in 2004 and reelected in 2010 and 2016. The SCC regulates the public utilities, banking and insurance industries in Virginia. Before election to the SCC, he served as president of the state Board of Education, which establishes policy for K-12 public education in Virginia. Earlier he served as counsel to the governor and director of policy in the administration of Gov. George Allen.

Christie received undergraduate degrees from Wake Forest University in history and English, where he graduated Magna cum Laude and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his law degree from Georgetown University.