Mark Bookman, J.D.

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Mark Bookman

Professor of Business and Law

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UCLA: B.A. (History) 1970
UCLA School of Law: J.D. 1973 



Mark Bookman is Professor of Business and Law on the Zarem Chair and Chair of the Business Department.  He teaches both in the College of Arts & Sciences and for the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management.
Since joining American Jewish University's faculty in 1990, Mr. Bookman has served as Chair of the Business Department, In 1993, he also became responsible for the University's MBA Program. When he became a vice president in 1997, he yielded his administrative responsibility in the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management. In 1997 he became the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Between 2004 and 2008, and again in 2010-11, Mr. Bookman served as Provost and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.  He has taught Business Law, Accounting, Constitutional Law and the Service Sector in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Human Resource Management and Law and Taxation for the MBA program.

Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Mr. Bookman, who has been a member of the California Bar since 1973, has spent nearly two decades in progressively higher senior administrative positions within higher education and nonprofit organizations. His last two positions were Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Houston and General Manager of the Associated Students, California State University, Chico.



His first book, Contracting Collegiate Auxiliary Services (1989), has been well received throughout the United States, as well as British Commonwealth nations. His book, Protecting Your Organization's Tax-Exempt Status (1992), received positive reviews. His more recent work examines the interdependent relationship between for-profit, government and nonprofit sectors in terms of service delivery and a vibrant economy.


Additional Professional Accomplishments

Mr. Bookman has served numerous professional associations including membership on the Executive Committee of the Association of College Unions - International and as President of The Auxiliary Organization Associations of the California State Universities. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Senior Commission of Schools and Colleges, and has served on its executive committee since 2006.  For the past decade Mr. Bookman has also been a consultant and legal advisor for a wide range of nonprofit organizations and associations. During the past few years, his major research has been focused in the areas of privatization and government tax policy toward the nonprofit sector.