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: Michelle Renee Nelson, University of Illinois
  • President Elect: Tom Reichert, University of Georgia
  • Past-President: Jisu Huh, University of Minnesota
  • Vice President: Harsha Gangadharbatla, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Secretary: Shu-Chuan (Kelly) Chu, DePaul University
  • Treasurer: Cynthia Morton, University of Florida
  • 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: Joe Phelps, University of Alabama

  • Jef Richards, Michigan State University
  • Charles "Ray" Taylor,Villanova University
  • Helen Katz, Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Pat Rose, Florida International University (ex officio)

Communication Committee

This ad-hoc committee is responsible for overseeing the associations' communications.
Chair: Erin Willis, University of Colorado – Boulder

  • Nancy Brinson, University of Texas at Austin (will be at University of Alabama)
  • Jameson Hayes, University of South Florida
  • Rebecca Hayes, Illinois State University
  • Katharine Hubbard, Sanders/Wingo
  • Valerie Jones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Joonghwa Lee, University of North Dakota
  • Ron Smith, 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: Darrel Muehling, Washington State University, (Bio)

  • Herb Rotfeld, Auburn University
  • Sally McMillan, University of Tennessee
  • Joyce Wolburg, Marquette University

International Advertising Education Committee (IAEC

The International Advertising Education Committee is responsible for examining the proper role of the Academy in international advertising education.
Chair: Juliana Fernandes, University of Miami

  • Anthony (Hoyoung) Ahn, Pepperdine University
  • Carrie La Ferle, Southern Mehodist UniversityChang-Dae Ham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  •   Charles R. Taylor, Villanova University
  • Edoardo Teodoro Brioschi, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Hemant Patwardhan, Winthrop University
  • Hongmin Ahn, West Virginia University
  • Huan Chen, University of Florida
  • Hye Jin Yoon, Southern Methodist University
  • Hwoo Jue, Saint Louis University
  • Janet Rose, University of Kansas
  • Jong-Hyouk Jung, Texas Christian University
  • Hun Heo, Louisiana State Unniversity
  • Kelly Chu, DePaul University
  • Louise Kelly, Queensland University of Technology
  • Olga Shabalina, South Ural State University, Russia
  • Olugbenga Chris Ayeni, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Osnat Roth Cohen, Ariel University, Israel
  • Sunny Tsai, University of Miami
  • Sydney Dillard, DePaul University
  • Wonsun Shin, University of Melbourne

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes membership in the Academy.
Chair: Hojoon Choi, University of Houston

  • Yang Feng, San Diego State University
  • Soojung Kim, University of North Dakota
  • Jaelin Lee, Florida State University
  • Anna R. McAlister, Endicott College
  • Sun-Young Park, University of Massachusetts
  • Joe Phua, University of Georgia
  • Jim Pokrywczynski, Marquette University
  • Kasey Windels, Louisiana State University
  • Jhih-Syuan (Elaine) Lin, National Chengchi University

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: Debbie Treise, University of Florida

  • Russ Laczniak, Iowa State University (2018)
  • Hong Cheng, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017)
  • Karen King, University of Georgia (2019)
  • Hairong Li, Michigan State University (2019)
  • Sukki Yoon, Bryant University (2020)
  • Manfred Schwaiger, Universität München (2017)
  • Marla Royne Stafford, University of Memphis (2019)
  • Debbie Treise, University of Florida (2018)
  • Sela Sar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2020)

Research Committee

The Research Committee encourages research by members, solicits applicants for Academy research grants and dissertation awards, and selects the awardees.
Chair: Jooyoung Kim, University of Georgia

  • Aysen Bakir, Illinois State University
  • Nathaniel J Evans, University of Georgia
  • John Ford, Old Dominion University
  • Harsha Gangadharbatla, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Eunice Kim, University of Florida
  • Phil Kitchen, ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Yoon-Joo Lee, Washington State University
  • Pamela K. Morris, Loyola University
  • Padmini Patwardhan, Winthrop University
  • Shelly Rodgers, University of Missouri
  • Cristel Russell, American University
  • Sigal Segev, Florida Interntional University
  • Patrick Vargas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kevin Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Strategic Planning Committee

Chair: Ron Faber, University of Minnesota

  • Les Carlson, University of Nebraska
  • Brittany Duff, University of Illinois
  • Harsha Gangadharbatla, University of Colorado
  • Tom Kelleher, University of Florida
  • Joe Phelps, University of Alabama
  • Barb Phillips, University of Saskatchewan
  • Pat Rose, Florida International University – ex officio member
  • Esther Thorson, University of Missouri
  • Hyejin Yoon, Southern Methodist University