Dr. Mark E. Bailey, Ed.D., CT, CPAI, CFSP
Dr. Mark E. Bailey is the owner of the Bailey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PA. Dr. Bailey opened the Bailey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PA in 2009. Dr. Bailey is a Mortician, Funeral Director, Thanatologist, and Suicidologist. Dr. Bailey is licensed as a Mortician in Maryland, a Funeral Director in Pennsylvania, and a Funeral Director in the District of Columbia.
Dr. Bailey is currently the president of the Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors. Dr. Bailey served in the Maryland State Police and is actively serving our country in the US ARMY (Reserves).
Dr. Bailey has graduated from the following colleges: Hood College, Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Baltimore County, Coppin State University, The Johns Hopkins University, and The Grand Canyon University. Dr. Bailey's doctoral dissertation is entitled, "How Funeral Director's Experience Burnout: A Phenomenological Study." Dr. Bailey's dissertation has been cited in the two professional journal publications: Death Studies and the American Journal of Health Behavior.
Dr. Bailey has served as the Co-Director of Mortuary Affairs for the Temporary Mortuary Affairs Center during Covid-19.
Dr. Bailey is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), a program that recognizes lifelong learning in funeral service. Dr. Bailey received the "Dr. Dana G. Cable Outstanding Thanatology Student Award for 2020" at Hood College. Dr. Bailey earned the distinct recognition of Certified in Thanatology (CT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and a "Certified Psychological Autopsy Investigator".
Dr. Bailey has earned numerous awards from his work with the Maryland State Police and the US Army. Dr. Bailey has earned four Governor's Citations for his work in the community. Dr. Bailey has also received the Baltimore County Police Award for "Valor".
Dr. Bailey was selected to be a Professor of Mortuary Science at the University of the District of Columbia for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Bailey will be teaching various subjects related to mortuary science.
Dr. Bailey's goal is to create a positive and "homey" atmosphere for our families, allowing comfort and healing to come naturally.