Dr. Noni Zaharia is an assistant professor of sport management at Flagler College. He combines his business education with his international professional experience in sport management to offer an exciting and innovative classroom experience. Dr. Zaharia has a very good understanding of sport marketing, general marketing and management areas from his relevant international sport work experience, and because he studied these topics in his Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing program and in his M.B.A. program. Moreover, he has additional expertise in Applied Statistics and Research Methods through his doctoral minor from University of Northern Colorado. He began his teaching career as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sport Management Department at the Florida State University where he taught various sport management courses.
Dr. Zaharia is an international professor because he worked and studied in several countries, such as the United States, Romania, Greece, Germany, and Ukraine. He worked extensively in the soccer industry in Europe, holding such positions as Marketing Director, Live Radio Broadcaster, and Destination Manager. In the United States he worked as a researcher in sports-related consulting projects, especially for the motorsports and cycling industry (NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1, and Tour de France).
In his spare time Noni Zaharia enjoys several simple pleasures of life: food, movies, and reading.