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Kris Hovsepian

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Building: 
Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Office Number: 
202
Phone: 
419.289.5228

Bio

  • Joined Ashland University in 1980 as a part-time instructor and became a full-time faculty member in 1981, teaching primarily marketing and international business courses

  • Created the Ashland University business internship program in 1985 and managed the Small Business Institute (then a division of the Small Business Administration) from 1982 until 1989, when the SBA eliminated the SBI as being too productive. 

  • Has run the International Marketing competition for 29 years; this course has served companies such as RainDrop, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hedstrom and Kent Sporting Goods, allowing them to increase their international market share  

  • Started the Ashland University Students In Free Enterprise program in 1991. Since then the Ashland University SIFE team has taken first place at the Regional competition nine times and has placed second runner-up at Nationals twice

  • Brought the American Marketing Association to campus as the new marketing student organization. Additionally, currently serving as the faculty advisor for AU Veterans

  • Started own company in 1977 called Ohio Book Fairs and after running it successfully, sold it to Scholastic and it became Scholastic Book Fairs 

Education

University of Akron, Ph.D., ABD
American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M.
Bowling Green State University, B.A. in Spanish and International Studies
Universidad de Sevilla, Certified in Spanish History and Literature