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: Sigal SegevFlorida International University
  • President Elect: Jameson Hayes, University of Alabama
  • Vice President: Chang-Dae Ham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Secretary: Joonghwa Lee, University of North Dakota
  • Treasurer: Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Immediate Past President: Shu-Chuan (Kelly) Chu, DePaul University
  • Executive Director: Debbie Treise, University of Florida

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: Karen M Lancendorfer, Western Michigan University ([email protected])

  • Jef Richards, Michigan State University
  • Joe Phua, Southern Methodist University
  • Leslie Carlson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Charles R. Taylor, Villanova University
  • Herbert Jack Rotfeld, Auburn University
  • Jisu Huh, University of Minnesota
  • Tom Reichert, University of South Carolina
  • Sidharth Muralidharan, Southern Methodist University

Communications Committee

This ad-hoc committee is responsible for overseeing the associations' communications.

Matthew Pittman, University of Tennessee ([email protected])

  • Jhih-Syuan (Elaine) Lin, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Justin Willet, University of Missouri
  • Tae Hyun Baek, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
  • Courtney C. Bosworth, Radford University
  • HoYoung (Anthony) Ahn, AAA Newsletter Editor, Pepperdine 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.

Jorge Villegas, University of Illinois Springfield ([email protected])

  • Terry Daugherty, Indiana State University
  • Tom Kelleher, University of Florida
  • Joe Phelps, University of Alabama
  • Mengtian (Montina) Jiang, University of Kentucky

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.

Chen Lou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ([email protected])

  • Jun Heo, Louisana State University
  • Jooyoung Kim, University of Georgia
  • Sydney Chinchanachokchai, University of Akron
  • Jiyoon (Karen) Han, San Diego State University
  • Jong-Hyuok Jung, Texas Christian University
  • Sun-Young Park, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Anan Wan, Kansas State University
  • Tao (Tony) Deng, DePaul University
  • Jaejin Lee, Florida State University
  • Fang (Faye) Yang, Grand Valley State University
  • Shiyun Chloe Tian, Sacred Heart University
  • Khalid Alharbi, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University
  • Juan Mundel, Arizona State University
  • Yuhmiin Chang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes membership in the Academy.

Regina Ahn, University of Miami ([email protected])

  • IIwoo Ju, Purdue University
  • Quan Xie, Southern Methodist University
  • Jihoon (Jay) Kim, University of Alabama
  • Nancy Brinson, University of Alabama
  • Jihye Kim, University of Kentucky
  • Alvin Zhou, University of Minnesota

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.Committee memberships all change at the end of the business meetings of each year's annual conference and terms run to the year shown in the brackets next to each member's name.

Alyse Lancaster, University of Miami (2027) ([email protected])

  • Saleem Alhabash, Michigan State University (2025)
  • Herbert Jack Rotfeld, Auburn University (2025)
  • Cynthia Morton, University of Florida (2025)
  • Brian Till, Marquette University (2026)
  • Steve Edwards, Southern Methodist University (2027)
  • Glenna Read, University of Georgia (2028)
  • Kacy Kim, Bryant University (2028)
  • Sara Rosengren, Stockholm School of Economics (2028)

Research Committee

The Research Committee encourages research by members, solicits applicants for Academy research grants and dissertation awards, and selects the awardees.

Mark Yim, University of Massachusetts Lowell ([email protected])

  • Kasey Windels, University of Florida
  • Itai Himelboim, University of Georgia
  • Joseph Chang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Rick T. Wilson, Texas State University
  • Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida
  • Linwan Wu, University of South Carolina
  • Jeong-Yeob Han, University of Georgia
  • Hojoon Choi, University of Houston
  • Osnat Roth-Cohen, Ariel University (Israel)
  • Eunjin (Anna) Kim, University of Southern California
  • Kathrynn Pounders, University of Texas at Austin
  • Yoon Hi Sung, Yonsei University
  • Huan Chen, University of Florida
  • Philip Kitchen, University of Salford
  • Heather Shoenberger, Penn State University
  • Eun Yeon Kang, Bryant University
  • Guolan Yang, Oakland University
  • Yang Feng, University of Florida
  • Claire M. Segijn, University of Minnesota
  • Nathaniel (Nate) Evans, University of Georgia
  • Jing Yang, Loyola University Chicago
  • Rachel Esther Lim, Oklahoma State University

Ad Hoc Graduate Student Interest Committee

Kevin Wise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ([email protected])

  • Louvins Pierre, University of Connecticut
  • Yang (Josie) Zhou, University of Alabama
  • Taylor Jing Wen, University of South Carolina
  • Qimei Chen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Joanna Strycharz, University of Amsterdam

Ad Hoc Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Ed Timke, Michigan State University ([email protected])

  • Padmali Rodrigo, Northumbria University (UK)
  • Naa Amponsah Dodoo, Emerson College
  • Teresa Mastin, Michigan State University
  • Karen King, University of Georgia
  • Yoon Joo Lee, Washington State University
  • Maria De Moya, University of Tennessee
  • Sophia Mueller, University of Miami
  • Xiaowen Xu (UConn), Butler University