Mark H. Armitage
Mark H. Armitage grew up in a military family and lived in Venezuela and Puerto Rico for 15 years. He became a Christian when he was a college senior, studying plant pathology at the University of Florida, and his family withdrew support from him. He then entered a career in microscopy with firms such as Olympus Corporation of America and Carl Zeiss selling over $30 Million in microscopy equipment across the Southeast, the Caribbean and Southern California. In 1984 he founded a microscope sales and service company and has been in business for 25 years. He also went back to school and earned a BS in Education from Liberty University and an MS in Biology (parasitology), under Richard Lumsden (Ph.D. Rice and Dean of Tulane Universityís graduate program) at the Institute for Creation Research.
He later graduated Ed.S. in Science Education from Liberty University and is a doctoral candidate there. He was awarded a US patent for an optical inspection device in 1993. Mark taught botany, genetics lab and medical microbiology at Masterís College, and Biology 101 lab and electron microscopy at Azusa Pacific University over a 9-year period. He served as Executive Director of the Bible-Science Association, LA chapter from 1993-2000. He is a lifetime member of the Creation Research Society where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2006. He was recently elected to the position of Financial Secretary of the Society. Additionally, Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Society for Microscopy and Micro-analysis since 2000 and has been President of the Society for 4 years. For five years, Mark maintained a working electron microscopy laboratory (SEM and TEM) at the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego. Recently he moved his laboratory to the Creation Research Society Van Andel Creation Research Center in AZ.
Markís micrographs have appeared on the covers of eleven scientific journals, and he has many technical publications on microscopic phenomena in such journals as American Laboratory, Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin, Parasitology Research, Microscopy and Micro-analysis, and Microscopy Today among others. He has received national recognition for his micrographs in the Nikon Small World annual competition. He recently authored the book; Jesus is like my scanning electron microscope.
Mark is a member of the Microscopy Society of America, the Southern California Academy of Sciences and the American Society of Parasitologists.