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Ronald P. Hill Succeeds David W. Stewart as AMA Vice President of Publications

Matt Weingarden

The American Marketing Association has named Ronald P. Hill as the next Vice President of Publications to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2020. The Vice President of Publications chairs the AMA’s Publications Policy Board and is the integrity officer for the organization’s scholarly publications. The vice president’s highest-profile responsibility is chairing the Editor in Chief selection committees for each of the AMA journals.

Ronald Paul Hill currently serves as the Dean’s Professor of Marketing and Public Policy at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was on the faculty of Villanova University.


Since receiving a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Professor Hill has authored over 200 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in publications that include Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Business and Society, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Harvard Business Review. His forward-focused research agenda is built on diverse themes such as corporate social responsibility, human development, impoverished consumer behavior, marketing ethics, and public policy.

This new service to the AMA follows a history of leadership roles across the marketing discipline. That service has included chairing numerous conferences, including the AMA’s Marketing & Public Policy Conference. He is nearing the end of a term as editor of the Journal of Consumer Affairs. Professor Hill helmed the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing from July 2006 to June 2012, when he was succeeded by David W. Stewart, whom he is now succeeding in the vice president role.

As a result of his exceptional research and service, Professor Hill has also been honored with awards that include the 2012 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence, 2012 Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 2010 Pollay Prize for Excellence in the Study of Marketing in the Public Interest, 2013 AMA Marketing & Society Special Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award, and 2013 Alan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award.

His 2014 Journal of Public Policy & Marketing article won the Thomas Kinnear Award in 2016, his 2015 Journal of Consumer Affairs article won the best paper award in 2016, and his 2015 Journal of Macromarketing article won the Slater Award in 2016. He has received the 2017 Marketing Management Association Master Scholar Award as well as the 2019 AMA William L. Wilkie Marketing for a Better World Award.

As the largest chapter-based marketing association in the world, the American Marketing Association (AMA) is trusted by marketing and sales professionals to help them discover what’s coming next in the industry. The AMA is home to premier scholarly journals having published the Journal of Marketing at the organization’s inception, launching the Journal of Marketing Research in 1964, and acquiring the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and Journal of International Marketing in 1990 and 1997 respectively. The journals are supported by over 2,000 scholars from around the world.

Matt Weingarden, Vice President, Communities & Journals, leads the diverse team that supports the AMA’s network of community leaders from its three broad communities and four scholarly journals.