Marko Jesenšek, born on March 14, 1960 in Maribor, PhD in linguistic sciences, Full Professor of Slovenian Language at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Maribor. He attended the Prežihov Voranc primary school and Miloš Zidanšek secondary school in Maribor. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana in 1983. He obtained his Master's degree in 1990, and in 1994 defended his PhD thesis under the mentorship of Professor Martina Orožen. In 1989, he attended SAS Bratislava and in 1990, Czech Language Summer School in Prague.