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Dr. Janice M. Payan, Professor

Dr. Janice M. Payan

"I started teaching because I wanted to share my knowledge about marketing from my 18 year business career and from my advanced education in marketing research."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Marketing – University of Wisconsin, 2000
  • MBA in Marketing – University of Colorado-Denver, 1983
  • MPA – University of Colorado-Denver, 1976
  • B.S. in Medical Terminology – University of Colorado, 1975

Career Highlights:

  • Professor of Marketing, University of Northern Colorado, 2011 – Present
  • Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Northern Colorado, 2007 – 2011
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Northern Colorado, 2003 – 2007
  • Assistant Professor Marketing, Creighton University, 2001 – 2003
  • Vice President of Sales, Collections, and Customer Training, US West, 1988 – 1994. Led and directed the core sales channels for the 14-state small business market. Managed a team of 1300 employees and a budget of $51 million to generate $82 million in new annual revenues while protecting a revenue base of more than $1 billion. This included managing nine demand business sales centers, five collection centers, one customer training center and four telemarketing centers with premise salespeople.
  • Director – Implementation Planning, US West, 1986 – 1988. Coordinated and facilitated planning efforts to move US West to a market-based managed corporation. Supported the chief operating officer and president of US West on issues research and other executive projects.
  • District Staff Manager, Mountain Bell, 1985 – 1986. Led product managers, sales personnel and administrative sales support for all listing-related products and all operator services for a 7-state marketplace. Built a sales information tracking system that enabled the billing/collecting of new products sold plus the tracking and reporting of on-line sales results.

In which online program do you teach?

MBA – General

Which class do you teach online?

Advanced Supply Chain Management

What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?

The learning outcome is students will learn all of the basic and advanced supply chain concepts and will be able to apply their learning in inventory, transportation and warehousing models.

Why did you start teaching?

I wanted to share my knowledge about marketing from my 18-year business career and from my advanced education in marketing research.

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