Mark Harris attended the University of Windsor in Canada to study geography and geology. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with a PhD in environmental geochemistry. He was an earth science and physical geography tutor at the University of Adelaide. His study focuses on alumina dump solutions, for example. Mark Harris is presently a professor at Northern Caribbean University, where he is the first and only four-time winner of the university's Outstanding Faculty Awards for research and scholarship (2003, 2007, 2012, and 2016).