Publications & Media
Mass Communication/Radio Broadcasting
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 awards from the Nebraska Collegiate Media Association.
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 courses including Photojournalism, World Wide Web Development, Writing for the Mass Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications. 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 in recent years about his collaboration with English teachers in Taiwan in which he conducts “live” videoconferences with Taiwanese students to allow them to interact with a native English speaker. Marek has also published works of media criticism, and has presented at scholarly conferences across the United States, in Vancouver, Canada, and Vienna, Austria.
Marek’s service includes 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. He is also a trustee of Yankton College, Yankton, SD. On campus, he 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/