Del Shepard

Instructor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship




Education

B.A. Marketing - University of Northern Iowa, M.S. Administration - Iowa State University, MBA Marketing - The University of Iowa, Ph.D. Public Administration/Psychology - Iowa State University


Teaching Interests

Principles of Marketing, Services Marketing, Sales Management, Consumer Behavior


Professional Accomplishments

Del has held faculty positions in nine different colleges and universities in Iowa, with both teaching experience and education with all three state universities. He has more than 48 years of teaching experience in higher education. He also has experience in administration at the Department Head, Dean and Vice President level in several colleges and universities. Del has started several business ventures generating more than $2 million annually or higher. He has worked closely with Iowa manufacturing organizations in a consultative role for 12 years and has more than seven years of experience in the private sector. He is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for six years.


Latest News & Views


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The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.

1 month 1 week ago
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Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 

 

2 months 3 weeks ago
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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

2 months 3 weeks ago
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UNI releases new COVID-19 dashboard

The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.

2 months 3 weeks ago
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New UNI business college course mixes marketing and entrepreneurship

A new class at UNI's business college is allowing students to create a business and drive revenue. Called Marketing Strategy in Practice, the course integrates education with practice and strengthens the department's marketing and entrepreneurship focus.

3 months 1 week ago