Kim Sovell

Adjunct Faculty, Marketing

B.A., Marketing, University of Oklahoma
M.B.A., , University of Phoenix

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Kim Ragan Sovell began teaching in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department in the fall of 2008. She has experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate levels of advertising and promotion, consumer behavior, marketing management, integrated marketing communications, retailing and principles of marketing.

Sovell graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 with a B.B.A. in Marketing. She completed her MBA in Tucson, Arizona, while working as a pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. In 1989, Bristol-Myers Squibb hired her as a hospital representative, then promoted her to associate advertising manager in the marketing department. She continued her career with the marketing department as an assistant to the product manager for the HIV division.

Sovell began a new career in education in 2000, teaching in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department of Wichita State University in the W. Frank Barton School of Business until 2007. While at WSU she also launched two companies: a property management company, Sienna Properties LLC, and a marketing consulting firm, Innovation Marketing LLC. She was nominated for Adjunct Faculty of the Year each year and was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year in 2004.

Summer 2016 Courses
Summer 2016 Courses
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BCOM 610 - 521 Communication Research See Details * *
Description of course Communication Research : CRN: 30427
Considers various methodologies useful in applied research for both profit and non-profit organizations, including interpretation and evaluation techniques. Emphasizes techniques of research design and reporting. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBC degree program.
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TMH 3571300-170007 May '16
TMH 3570800-120025 Jun '16
MKTG 780 - 201 Integrated Mktg Communication - - W - - - - 1730 - 2145 SCH 420
Description of course Integrated Mktg Communication : CRN: 30402
This course provides a broad overview of the role of marketing communications processes. The wide range of communications activities used in selling/promoting products and services are discussed. Specific topics include advertising, public relations, sales promotions, direct marketing, and the strategies that drive them. A combination of readings, cases and application exercises will be used to develop a strategic perspective and an understanding of the need for an integrated communications plan. Prerequisite: MKTG600
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Fall 2016 Courses
Fall 2016 Courses
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MKTG 300 - 09 Principles of Marketing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 111
Description of course Principles of Marketing : CRN: 42986
This course uses a managerial point of view. It focuses on understanding the needs and desires of customers in order to develop effective strategies for business. Students are taught to consider organizational, social, competitive, technological, economic, behavioral, and legal forces in crafting effective marketing programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing
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J-Term 2017 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - present)
  • Marketing Communications Coordinator, Community Thread, Stillwater (2014 - present)
  • Managing Partner, Marketing Consulting, Kim Sovell Marketing, Minneapolis (2005 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wichita State University - W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita (2000 - 2007)
  • Associate Advertising Manager, HIV Products, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton (1991 - 1993)
  • Hospital Sales Representative, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Tucson (1989 - 1991)
  • Professional Sales Representative, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tucson (1987 - 1989)
  • Journalist, Energy DataSearch, Inc., Oklahoma City (1984 - 1987)

Professional Memberships
  • Minnesota American Marketing Association

Public Service
  • Youth Express LLC, Member


Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communication

Awards and Honors
  • W. Frank Barton School of Business - Wichita State University, 2004