Dr. Mark Borzi is a professor and Department Head in the Department of Communication Arts at Valdosta State University.  He previously served for twelve years as the Department Chair for the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Prior to serving as chair at Eastern, he served for four years as the department’s Graduate Program Coordinator.  

The major part of his efforts, other than running the department are dedicated to improving departmental communication and work processes, upgrading department technology and developing study abroad programs. He assisted in bringing almost $800,000 to the department for academic research, technology projects, service learning, and graduate assistantships.  He created two study abroad programs, one in Australia and New Zealand and the other in Barbados, and participated in a program in Ireland.  

He has published twelve academic articles, 20 proprietary publications, and authored 52 convention papers.  

Dr. Borzi received his M. A. and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.  He worked at Eastern Illinois University for 20 years.  He joined the faculty at VSU in 2014.  

Prior to EIU, Dr. Borzi worked at the University of Hartford in the Human Resources Department where his portfolio included training and development, employment, employee communications, and continuous quality improvement. While at the University of Hartford, he also taught classes for the University of Hartford as well as the University of Connecticut.   Earlier in his career,  he taught full-time at the University of Connecticut and Marshall University.  

Dr. Borzi conducted over 300 training programs on a broad range of programs for State and Federal agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies on local, regional, national, and international levels. He started and ran a successful Web design company.  

In his spare time, Dr. Borzi enjoys photography, traveling, walking, and reading science fiction.  

He and his wife Cate live in Valdosta, and he has two children in college, Anna, and Drew.