Meet Marek Kolar

Trine University - Ketner School of Business
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Meet Marek Kolar

Marek′s teachings come from real life experiences.

B.B.A., Northwood University; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

I enjoy being at Trine the most when I hear news from my students on their new internships and job offers, or when students bring me some exciting news about the investment portfolio I help them manage. If you don't find me in my office or in the classroom, I can be on a tennis court or in the Kappa Sigma house helping the fraternity brothers succeed in life. In a rare moment of boredom, I don't mind slicing the time with a movie for guys, like "Machete". Having grown up in communist Czechoslovakia, I refuse to ever give up on defending capitalism and free markets.

The single most important characteristic I would like to see in my students is not to take anything or anyone at face value. Instead, I hope to help them educate themselves enough so that they can make up their own mind.

I moved to Angola in July 2009 together with my wife Erin, and our dog Lucky. We have two wonderful children, Mikaela, whom we just signed up for a pre-school, and Evan; Evan is working on learning to speak these days. We hope both of our kids will love sports as much as we do, especially tennis. I was an assistant tennis coach at Trine for two years, and I play tennis tournaments every summer in the Czech Republic, where I was born and still visit family and friends.