• Ph.D., University of Houston, 1987
  • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 1979
  • CPA
  • CFP


  • Financial Accounting
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Business Income Tax
  • Research in Federal Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting


Mark B. Persellin, Ph.D., is a specialist in taxation and has made many contributions to the tax field. Prior to coming to St. Mary’s University, Persellin worked for Peat Marwick and Mitchell, and taught at Southwest Texas State University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Houston. Persellin has served as the faculty adviser for the St. Mary’s University Accounting Club since 1992. In 2003, Persellin established St. Mary’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, and he continues to serve as a trainer and reviewer at the site. He is also an editor and author in the South-Western Federal Taxation textbook series.


His articles have appeared in The Accounting Educators’ Journal, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, Journal of Taxation, Corporate Taxation, The Tax Executive, TAXES – The Tax Magazine, Journal of International Taxation, Practical Tax Strategies and the Journal of American Taxation Association. He is also a contributing author in South-Western Federal Taxation: Corporations, Partnerships, Estates & Trusts.


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