Publications & Media
Mass Communication/Electronic Media
Dr. Michael Marek teaches radio and other mass communication courses at Wayne State College. He is the faculty advisor to KWSC-FM, the college’s radio station serving Wayne and the surrounding area 24-hours a day. The KWSC-FM students regularly win major radio production awards.
Prior to earning his doctorate, Marek’s professional experience included working at several radio stations, public broadcasting fund raising, and public relations for non-profit organizations. In addition to radio courses at WSC, Marek teaches Photojournalism, Web & Social Media Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Media Criticisms. He is in demand for independent study courses.
Marek’s research interests include marketing communications, in general, and use of “new media” for mass communication with niche audiences. He has had several scholarly journal publications resulting from his collaboration with English teachers in Taiwan using Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). His work is cited with growing frequence by other scholars writing about instructional technology design. Marek has also published works of media criticism, and has presented at scholarly conferences across the United States, as well as in Belgium, Taiwan, Austria, and Canada. He has also published works of media criticism.
Marek’s service has included state, regional and national positions on the volunteer staff of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol, in which he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For several years he has served on the national volunteer staff of the organization, specializing in strategic planning using the management skills he teaches to electronic media students at WSC. He is also a trustee of Yankton College, Yankton, SD.
On campus, he has served on the committee preparing a transition to a website content management system for the college, helped revitalize the Technology for Teaching and Learning Committee, served on the WSC Centennial Committee, and has chaired and served on job search committees. For five years, he coordinated the Cybercast at the Collegiate Broadcasters Incorporated national student media convention.
His faculty website is at: http://academic.wsc.edu/faculty/mimarek1/