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Bonnie Zownir
Academic Program Manager – Marketing

Contact info:
Phone:  203.591.7423
Email: bzownir@post.edu 
Traurig Library, Downstairs


 

BonnieZownirAcademic Background:

MBA, Marketing, University of Connecticut

BS, Organizational Management and Industrial Relations, University of Rhode Island

 

Teaching Background

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.

 

Professional Background

  • Sales and marketing positions for Xerox and AT&T

  • 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 Philosophy

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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

Personal Background

Zownir is married with grown children, and is currently rescue mom to 3 pets.  She loves boating, gardening, walking, and outdoor pistol competitions.