Timothy Markle Bio

Timothy Markle is an experienced Outreach Specialist with a proven track record in the higher education industry. He possesses a diverse skill set, including expertise in Nonprofit Organizations, Crisis Intervention, Autism, and other Developmental Disabilities. His commitment to community and social services is unwavering, and he is the visionary Founder and speaker behind Forgiveness Factor.


  • Founder/Director Forgiveness Factor · Self-employed Jan 2019 - Present · 4 yrs 9 mos Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
    • Timothy Markle founded Forgiveness Factor with a passionate dedication to helping individuals navigate the complex journey of forgiveness. In a world where forgiveness is both sought after and often misunderstood, Timothy utilizes the principles of Dr. Robert Enright and the International Forgiveness Institute to teach people the art of forgiveness. His work includes a comprehensive 6-week forgiveness course, participation in conferences and training sessions, and the facilitation of a weekly Forgiveness Boost program. Beyond the basics of forgiveness education, Timothy delves into crucial topics such as The Role of Forgiveness in Suicide Prevention and Recovery and Forgiveness in Addiction Recovery. His commitment to this cause extends beyond academia; it is a profound part of his life's journey, and he relishes the opportunity to share it with others. Learn more about the Forgiveness Factor and engage with Timothy at the Forgiveness Factor Website.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Director of the SRC for CYSHCN at the Waisman Center Feb 2016 - Present · 7 yrs 8 mos Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    • In addition to his work with Forgiveness Factor, Timothy Markle has dedicated 14 years and 6 months to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he currently serves as the Director of the SRC for CYSHCN at the Waisman Center. His role as an Outreach Specialist, which began in April 2009, showcases his commitment to making a positive impact on the community.


  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Masters of Arts, Christian Studies Dec 2014
    • Timothy Markle's educational journey includes a Master of Arts degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His capstone project, focusing on models of forgiveness and the Biblical call for forgiveness, laid the foundation for the founding of the Forgiveness Factor.
  • John Carroll University Master of Arts - MA, Counseling May 1993
    • Timothy also holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from John Carroll University, where he was honored with the Magis Award.
  • Bowling Green State University Bachelor's degree, Psychology May 1987
    • His academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University.
  • Ohio Northern University Psychology and Religion 1983 - 1985
    • Timothy Markle's commitment to psychology and religion was nurtured at Ohio Northern University.


Timothy Markle is highly endorsed by his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in various areas, including Nonprofits, Public Speaking, Volunteer Management, Grant Writing, Community Outreach, Adolescents, Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention, Fundraising, Case Management, Mental Health, Health Policy, Program Development, Sustainability, Developmental Disabilities, Psychology, Grants, and Mental Health Counseling.


  • Dr. T. A. Meridian McDonald Research Faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • "Tim was an excellent mentor who provided just the right amount of guidance and encouragement for me to work on my own to provide infrastructure support to the Community of Practice for ASD/DD. His insights are informed by his wealth of experience (as is his well-timed sense of humor!). He helped make complicated processes a breeze!"
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