Dr. Mark Benn, former adjunct professor in the Psychology Department of Colorado State University. Mark has found an effective way to combine the talents of a university adjunct professor and storyteller to deliver difficult messages about prejudice, cross-cultural communication, gender roles, workplace mediation, and personal struggles. For the past 35 years, Dr. Benn has been educating and entertaining audiences with his irreverent humor and disarming honesty as he challenges people to examine their own lives and reflect on how they can better understand and reduce prejudice. He is also a psychologist who worked with the CSU Health Network for 25 years. He is hoping to use his time in TEDxCSU 2017 to challenge, teach, inspire and entertain people with a message that helps reduce the tension between people who struggle with differences of any sort.