Academic Program Manager – Marketing
Traurig Library, Downstairs
MBA, Marketing, University of Connecticut
BS, Organizational Management and Industrial Relations, University of Rhode Island
Zownir holds the position of Post University’s Academic Program Manager of Undergraduate Marketing. She was Assistant Professor of Marketing, Faculty Advisor of the American Marketing Association Student Chapter, Academic Advisor, and Department Chair at Post in the 1980s. Her course specialties are Advertising, Branding, Retailing, B2B, Digital Marketing, Sales, Research, Non-Profit Marketing, and Consumer Behavior. She also taught marketing and management at Eastern and Central Connecticut State Universities, Manchester Community College, and Briarwood College. Zownir also taught in corporate environments, noted below.
Corporate Learning and Development Leader for Comcast Corporation, SUBWAY® World Headquarters, CIGNA, DSL.net, and Nortel. In this role, Zownir is most proud of creating an on-line university with five million course completions in seven languages serving store employees in 90+ countries called the University of Subway. At Comcast, Zownir directed all training in Leadership, Sales and Retail, Customer Care, Technical Operations, Engineering, and Business Services, and personally wrote and led classes for Emergency Management based on FEMA and State of Connecticut disaster recovery standards.
Teaching is a lot like sales – it is a transfer of enthusiasm. If I can get you as interested in a topic as I am, you will likely learn the information, tell others about it, and apply it to your life.
Every day there is a learning opportunity if one just pays attention.
Examining current marketing techniques and if they are successful in changing buyer behavior. Determining if socially responsible packaging is an element in a buying decision.
Professional Memberships and Community Activities
American Society for Training & Development, now the Association for Talent Development
American Marketing Association, Faculty Advisor
Post University MBA Advisory Council
Society for Human Resources Management
Southington Community Service, Food Pantry Volunteer
Fritter Booth Volunteer, Southington Apple Harvest Festival
DECA Judge at Student Competitions
Comcast Cares Day Volunteer
Zownir is married with grown children, and is currently rescue mom to 3 pets. She loves boating, gardening, walking, and outdoor pistol competitions.