Education:

B.A., Alaska Pacific University
M.S., Golden Gate University in Human Resources Management
Ph.D., Golden Gate University in Business Management

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4170
kolb@lycoming.edu

Dr. Bonita Kolb

Business Administration: Associate Professor

Institute for Management Studies: Associate Professor of Business Administration

Health Care Administration: Associate Professor of Business Administration

Special Interest: Marketing of arts and non-profit organizations

Dr. Bonita Kolb received her BA from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. She then moved to San Francisco, California where she received her master's and PhD from Golden Gate University. Dr. Kolb was not always in academia. In the past she ran a business in Alaska, designed educational programs for refugees in California and was a financial analyst at Bank of America world headquarters. After receiving her PhD, she started her teaching career with Northern Arizona University at their campus in Yuma. After a year, she joined Antioch University's McGregor Graduate Center teaching finance in the MBA program. Dr. Kolb then accepted a position at the University of Westminster in London where she managed the MA in International Finance program run jointly with CERAM in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Returning to the States she managed the MBA program at Long Island University in Brooklyn. She moved to Lycoming College because she wanted to work more closely with undergraduate students.

Dr. Kolb has written several books that focus on marketing and nonprofits. Her latest book is Marketing Research for Non-profit, Creative and Community Organizations. She has also published articles in the International Journal of Arts Management, the Journal of Cultural Economics, and the Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Dr. Kolb continues to teach in Europe and in fall 2008 received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to travel to Tallinn, Estonia to teach post-graduate students from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

Insider Info: Dr. Kolb always has at least ten projects going on simultaneously. In her spare time she restores houses and serves on community boards.