Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves as the governing body of the Academy and is the final authority for all policies of the Academy. The Executive Committee is composed of the current AAA Executive Committee Members.

  • President: Karen King, University of Georgia
  • President Elect: Eric Haley, University of Tennessee
  • Past-President: Tom Reichert, University of Georgia
  • Vice President: Sela Sar, University of Illinois
  • Secretary: Laura Bright, Texas Christian University
  • Treasurer: Steve Edwards, Southern Methodist University
  • Executive Director: Patricia B. Rose, Florida International University

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee recommends candidates for the Academy's Distinguished Service Awards, Kim Rotzoll Award for Advertising Ethics and Social Responsibility, "Sandy" and Billy I. Ross Awards. Nominates and selects annual Outstanding Contribution to Research awardee.
Chair: Jef Richards, Michigan State University, [email protected]

  • Charles "Ray" Taylor, Villanova University
  • Marc Weinberger,University of Massachusetts Amherst 
  • Herb Rotfeld, Auburn University
  • Padmini Patwardhan, Winthrop University
  • Pat Rose, Florida International University (ex officio)

Communication Committee

This ad-hoc committee is responsible for overseeing the associations' communications.
Chair: Jameson Hayes, University of Alabama, [email protected]

  • Scott Hamula, Ithaca College
  • Hyejin Bang, University of Kansas
  • Courtney Bosworth, Radford University
  • Soojin Kim, Louisiana State University
  • Eunseon (Penny) Kwon, Texas Christian University
  • Joonghwa Lee, University of North Dakota
  • Anna McAlister, Endicott College
  • Heather Shoenberger, Pennsylvania State University

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the Executive Committee on handling of monies and audits the Academy finances. Members may not be on the Executive Committee currently or in the past three years.
Chair: Joe Phelps, University of Alabama, [email protected]

  • Sally McMillan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Vijay Viswanathan, Northwestern University
  • Brittany Duff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Global and Multicultural Committee (f/k/a International Advertising Education Committee) (GMC

The Global and Multicultural Committee is responsible for examining the proper role of the Academy in international advertising education.
Chair: Claire M. Segijn, University of Minnesota, [email protected]

  • Ashubotsh Prasad, University of California
  • Carrie La Ferle, Southern Mehodist University
  • Chen Lou, Nanyang Technological University
  • Fang (Faye) Yang, Grand Valley State University
  • Ilwoo Ju, Saint Louis University
  • Joe Phua, University of Georgia
  • Jong-Hyouk Jung, Texas Christian University
  • Juan Mundel, DePaul University
  • Juliana Fernandes, University of Miami
  • Jung Hwa Choi, University of South Alabama
  • Kacy Kim, Bryant University
  • Manu Bhandari, Arkansas State University
  • Mengtian (Montina) Jiang, University of Kentucky
  • Olga Shabalina, South Ural State University, Russia
  • Osnat Roth Cohen, Ariel University, Israel
  • Charles (Ray) Taylor, Villanova University
  • Shu-Chuan (Kelly) Chu, DePaul University
  • Sidharth Muralidharan, Southern Methodist University
  • Sun Young Park, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Sunny Tsai, University of Miami
  • Sydney Chinchanachokchai, University of Akron
  • Wonsun Shin, University of Melbourne

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes membership in the Academy.
Chair: Tae Hyun Baek, University of Kentucky, [email protected]

  • Hojoon Choi, University of Houston
  • Yan Shan, California Polytechnic State University
  • Mike Yao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sabrina Habib, University of South Carolina
  • Yang Feng, San Diego State University
  • Mingyi Gu, Shanghai International Studies University
  • Kathrynn Pounders, University of Texas at Austin

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of officer nominations, conducts the election, and recommends candidates for Academy Fellows. Consists of the past three Presidents of the Academy.

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee makes policy, oversees Academy publications (including the Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Interactive Advertising), and selects the annual Journal of Advertising Best Article Award. By AAA Constitution By-laws (Article I-7), comprised of nine members, serving staggered four-year terms.
Chair: Les Carlson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2021), [email protected]

  • Saly McMillan, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2021) (replaces Sela Sar)
  • Patrick DePelsmaker, University of Antwerpen (2022)
  • Sunny Tsai, University of Miami (2022)
  • Hye Jin (Yoon) Yasumatsu, Southern Methodist University (2021)
  • Sukki Yoon, Bryant University (2020)
  • Hairong Li, Michigan State University (2019)
  • Carrie Le Ferle, Southern Methodist University (2019) (replaces Karen King)
  • Marla Royne Stafford, University of Memphis (2019)

Research Committee

The Research Committee encourages research by members, solicits applicants for Academy research grants and dissertation awards, and selects the awardees.
Chair: Sigal Segev, Florida International University, [email protected]

  • Nathaniel J Evans, University of Georgia
  • Rick Wilson, Texas State University
  • Huan Chen, University of Florida
  • Kevin Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • John Ford, Old Dominion University
  • Naa Amponsah Dodoo, Emerson College
  • Shelly Rodgers, University of Missouri
  • Yi-Cheon (Mark) Yim, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Philip Kitchen, University of Salford
  • Xiaoli Nan, University of Maryland
  • Joseph Chang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Jeong-Yeob Han, University of Georgia
  • Linwan Wu, University of South Carolina
  • Hyun Geung "HS" Jin, Queensland University of Technology
  • Kineta Hung, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Eunjin (Anna) Kim, University of Southern California
  • Chang Dae Ham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign