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.

J-Term 2017 Courses
J-Term 2017 Courses
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MKTG 330 - A01 Marketing: Argentina & Brazil - - - - - - - -
Description of course Marketing: Argentina & Brazil : CRN: 10302 4 Credit Hours
STUDY ABROAD: Argentina, Brazil
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Spring 2017 Courses
Spring 2017 Courses
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MKTG 320 - 01 Integrated MKTG Communications M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 109
Description of course Integrated MKTG Communications : CRN: 22006
This course is designed to develop an appreciation for the promotion mix (personal selling, advertising, public relations, sales promotion) by exploring how and why these elements are used by organizations to reach their goals and objectives. Concept fundamentals are explored, then integrated into case analysis. Prerequisite: MKTG 300
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Summer 2017 Courses
Summer 2017 Courses
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BCOM 610 - 522 Communication Research - - - - - S - 0800 - 1200
Description of course Communication Research : CRN: 30428
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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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
  • Valley Outreach, Other
  • 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