Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Applied Mathematics program at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the (United States) Libertarian Party’s national committee, and served as the Libertarian Party’s national chairman during the 2000-2002 term. Dr. Lark serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advocates for Self-Government. He is the secretary of the Board of Directors of Liberty International. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Fundacja Wolności i Przedsiębiorczości) in Poland.