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: Sela Sar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • President Elect: Shu-Chuan (Kelly) Chu, DePaul University
  • Vice President: Martin Eisend, European University Viadrina
  • Secretary: Jing (Taylor) Wen, University of South Carolina 
  • Treasurer: Robyn Goodman, University of Florida
  • Immediate Past President: Harsha Gangadharbatla, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 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: Jeff Richards, Michigan State University[email protected]

  • Herb Rotfeld, Auburn University 
  • Pat Rose, Florida International University 
  • Ray Taylor, Villanova University
  • Jooyoung Kim, University of Georgia 
  • Karen M Lancendorfer, Western Michigan University 
  • Joe Phua, University of Georgia 
  • Jay Newell, Iowa State University
  • Guda van Noort, University of Amsterdam 
  • Jef Richards, Michigan State University 

Communication Committee

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

Chair: Anthony (HoYoung) Ahn, Pepperdine Universityhoyoung.ah[email protected] 

  • Joonghwa Lee, University of North Dakota (Newsletter Editor) 
  • Courtney Childers, University of Tennessee
  • Jinhee Lee, Central Michigan University 
  • Summer Shelton, Idaho State University 
  • Daniela Molta, Syracuse University 
  • Eunseon (Penny) Kwon, Texas Christian University 
  • Tae Hyun Baek, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Kelty Logan, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Taylor Jing Wen, University of South Carolina 

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: Terry Daugherty, Indiana State University[email protected] 

  • Tom Kelleher, University of Florida
  • Joe Phelps, University of Alabama 
  • Jorge Villegas, University of Southern Illinois

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: Mengtian (Montina) Jiang, University of Kentucky 

  • Faye Yang, Grand Valley State University 
  • Joanna Strycharz, University of Amsterdam 
  • Karen Han, Ball State University 
  • Osnat Roth Cohen, Ariel University 
  • Sid Muralidharan, Southern Methodist University
  • Sydney Chinchanachokchai, University of Akron
  • Min Xiao, Wichita State University 
  • Jun Heo, Louisiana State University 
  • Shiyun Chloe Tian, University of Miami 
  • Chen Lou, Nanyang Technical University 
  • Jong-Hyuok Jung, Texas Christian University 
  • Sun-Young Park, University of Massachusetts Boston 
  • Naa Amponsah Dodoo, Emerson College 
  • Anan Wan, Kansas State university 
  • Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Clemson University
  • Carrie La Ferle, Southern Methodist University 
  • Jing Yang, Loyola University Chicago 
  • Juan Mundel, Depaul University 
  • Sarah Turnbull, University of Portsmouth 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes membership in the Academy.

Chair: Yang Feng, San Diago State University[email protected] 

  • Regina Ahn, University of Miami 
  • Ilwoo Ju, Purdue University 
  • Marat Bakpayev, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Sara Champlin, University of North Texas 
  • Jihoon (Jay) Kim, University of Alabama 
  • Jihye Kim, University of Kentucky 
  • Jiwoo Park, California State University, Fullerton 
  • Aileen Torrance, Endicott College 
  • Quan Xie, Southern Methodist 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.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. 

Chair: Herb Rotfeld, Auburn University[email protected]

  • Patrick DePelsmaker, University of Antwerp (2023)
  • Wanhsiu (Sunny) Tsai, University of Miami (2023)
  • Michelle Nelson, University of Illinois (2024)
  • Nathaniel Evans, University of Georgia (2024)
  • Ron Faber, University of Minnesota (2024)
  • Saleem Alhabash, Michigan State University (2025)
  • Cynthia Morton, University of Florida (2026)
  • Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, University of North Carolina (2026)

Research Committee

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

Chair: Chang Dae Ham, University of Illinois[email protected] 

  • Joe Phua, University of Georgia 
  • Linwan Wu, University of South Carolina 
  • Mark Yi-Cheon Yim, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
  • Nathaniel J. Evans, University of Georgia 
  • Juliana Fernandes, University of Florida 
  • Joeng-Yeob Han, University of Georgia 
  • Ewa Maslowska, University of Illinois 
  • Rick Wilson, Texas State University 
  • Aida Mokhtar, International Islamic University Malaysia 
  • Itai Himelboim, University of Georgia 
  • Anna McAlister, Endicott College 
  • Glenna Lee Read, University of Georgia 
  • Heather Shoenberger, Penn State University 
  • Guolan Yang, Oakland University 
  • Kasey Farris Windels, University of Florida  
  • Wencheng Joseph Chang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 
  • Eunjin (Anna) Kim, University of Southern California
  • Kevin Wise, University of Illinois 
  • Kacy Kim, Bryant University
  • John Ford, Old Dominion University 
  • Huan Chen, University of Florida 
  • Phillip Kitchens, University of Salford 
  • Claire Segijn, University of Minnesota 
  • Colin Campbell, San Diego State University  
  • Hojoon Choi, University of Houston 
  • Matthew Pittman, University of Tennessee 
  • Kate Pounders, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Shelly Rodgers, University of Missouri 
  • Patrick Vargas, University of Illinois
Ad Hoc Graduate Student Interest Committee 
Chair: Jameson Hayes, University of Alabama[email protected]
  • Jinhee Lee, Central Michigan University 
  • Joanna Strycharz, University of Amsterdam 
  • Lindsay M Bouchacourt, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Laura Bright, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Maral Abdollahi, University of Minnesota 
  • Alex Carter, University of Tennessee 
  • Un Chae Chung, University of Illinois 
  • Susanna Lee, University of Florida 
  • Haseon Park, University of Alabama 
  • Asma Sifaoui, University of Texas 
  • Shuoya Sun, University of Georgia 
  • Kristen Sussman, University of Texas 
Ad Hoc Committee Diversity and Inclusion 
Chair: Karen King, University of Georgia
  • Summer Shelton, Idaho State University 
  • Faye Yang, Grand Valley State University 
  • Sydney Chinchanachokchai, University of Akron 
  • Min Xiao, Wichita State University 
  • Yoon Joo Lee, Washington State University 
  • Jennifer Gerard Ball, Temple University
  • Leona Yi-Fan Su, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • Wanhsiu (Sunny) Tsai, University of Miami 
  • Carl Jones, University of Westminster 
  • Yong-Whi Greg Song, University of Texas at Austin 
  • Herb Rotfeld, Auburn University 
  • Marla Royne Stafford, University of Nevada
  • Cynthia Morton, University of Florida 
  • Michelle Nelson, University of Illinois 
  • Barbara Phillips, University of Saskatchewan