Marek Dojs

Communication Program Chair

Biography

Marek Dojs is an award-winning filmmaker and Associate Professor and Chair of Communication at the University of Mary. He is an artist who works in multiple media but finds most comfort in nonfiction film - wanting to make films that have purpose and deeper meaning. Dojs is also interested in work in the field of memory studies, focusing on how we remember tragic events and how they shape personal identities through generations. In his recent project, “Into the Field of Ashes," he retells the stories of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, while examining history, generational trauma, and his own role as the family storyteller.

Dojs earned his MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton and a BA in History and Communication from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. A lifelong supporter of Chelsea Football Club, he is married to his wife Madeline and they have 8 children.

About the Program

The Communication Program at the University of Mary strives to prepare students to become courageous communicators who are dedicated to seeking and presenting truth. Students will take courses balanced between theoretical and practical approaches to communication that will prepare students for future careers in communication and potential graduate studies.

There are three tracks of study: Business Communication, Media Production, and Public Relations.

Students completing a Communication degree at the University of Mary will have a wide range of potential careers including, but not limited to: public relations manager, TV broadcaster, video producer, filmmaker, journalist, human resource director, marketing managers, and graphic designer.