About Dr. Bonita Kolb


Working in Retirement

Having transitioned from a successful career as a university professor, researcher, and textbook author, Bonita Kolb is now focusing her future teaching and research on the issue of employment in the ‘retirement’ years.

She also works part-time as a tour guide at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Today people in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s offer employers a life time of experience, well-developed social skills and a strong work effort. The challenge is how to connect employers with this labor pool.


Bonita Kolb Professional Experience

Business Professor Emeritus

Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA                                                                  2002–2017 Advised senior business majors on capstone projects.

International Visiting Lecturer on Arts Marketing

Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, Tallinn, Estonia                    2002–2010  Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland                                                                  2000–2008 Created marketing classes graduate students studying art and music.

Visiting Lecturer on Cultural Management

Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus, NYC, NY                                                1999–2010 Taught US and international students to manage cultural organizations.

Director, MBA Program

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY                                                                2000–2002 Established new MBA program for working adults.

Chair, Graduate Studies in Business Management

Marylhurst University, Portland, OR                                                                   1998–2000 Managed academic programs for all business majors.

Director, Joint Masters in International Finance Program

University of Westminster, London, UK, and CERAM, France.              1995–1998 Directed program that dual enrolled students in the UK and France.