Matthew Bunker

Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship




Education

Ph.D. (Marketing) University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., (Marketing) University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.S. (Psychology) Brigham Young University.


Teaching Interests

Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Services Marketing


Research Interests

His area of research interests include service failure and recovery, consumer powerlessness, consumer grudge-holding, forgiveness, internet marketing, and customer satisfaction. He has published in the Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction, and Complaining BehaviorJournal of Services Marketing, International Journal of Consumer Studies, International Journal of Business Information Systems, Marketing Management JournalJournal of Consumer Behaviour, and The Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness.


Responsibilities

Mathew was the faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a national sales and marketing co-ed fraternity from 2003 to 2013. While in this role, the UNI chapter Epsilon Theta, won the "Lewis F. Gordon Top Gold chapter" three times. He also received the national advisor of the year award in 2010. Mathew served as the Head of the Department of Marketing from January 2014 - July 2020.


Professional Accomplishments

Due to the work that Matthew's marketing research class does for businesses and organizations throughout the Cedar Valley, Mathew received the Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Award. He also received the Emerald Literati Network 2009 “Outstanding Paper Award” for his paper titled “Causes and Consequences of Grudge-holding in Service Relationships,”  co-authored with Dwayne Ball (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) and published in the Journal of Services Marketing. Mathew was the national president of Pi Sigma Epsilon from 2013 - 2014, a national sales and marketing fraternity, and was a finalist for the Pi Sigma Epsilon faculty adviser of the year in 2014. 


Latest News & Views


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Need an introduction or refresher to the fundamentals of using Social Media for effectively marketing your business or organization? The MBA program in the College of Business Administration at UNI announced a new graduate level one credit course on Social Media Marketing to be offered to its students taught by professional marketer Sara Kies with start dates in April, 2021.

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