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Academic Council

Academic Council

The AMA Academic Council is a 12-member council that represents the diversity of scholarly interests in managerial, behavioral, modeling, and public policy perspectives with attention to strategic marketing implications. The AMA strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world; an essential community for marketers. 

In support of that mission, the AMA Academic Council advocates for the AMA academic membership and provides stewardship of Academic Special Interest Groups (SIGs), events, and related initiatives.

Council News & Initiatives

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    The AMA is pleased to announce that two new members will join the Academic Council in July 2023: Xin (Shane) Wang and Alok Saboo. In addition, Michael Haenlein, present member, will join the Executive Committee as President Elect-Designate beginning July 2024.

Academic Council members ​serve a three-year term that starts in July and ends in June three years later. In-person meetings occur on Thursday and Friday mornings prior to the Summer and Winter conferences; virtual meetings will occur as needed throughout the year.

The 2023–2024 Council includes (back row from left): Hari Sridhar, Michael Haenlein, Karen Winterich, Kay Peters, Frank Germann; (front row from left): Maura Scott, Amber Epp, Lerzan Aksoy, Samantha Cross, Shane Wang, Alok Saboo, Nailya Ordabayeva

Current Members of the AMA Academic Council​

Karen Winterich 
(Executive Committee Term Ends 2025)
Professor of Marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow of Marketing
Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Lerzan Aksoy (Executive Committee Term Ends 2026)
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Marketing
Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University​​​

President-Elect Designate
Amber Epp (Executive Committee Term Ends 2027)
Wilbur Dickson-Bascom Professor in Business
Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Immediate Past President​​
Maura Scott (Executive Committee Term Ends 2024)
Professor of Marketing and Edward M. Carson Chair in Services Marketing
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Samantha N. N. Cross (Term 2021–2024)
Associate Professor of Marketing
Ivey College of Business, Iowa State University

Frank Germann (Term 2021–2024)
Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Marketing, Chair of Marketing
Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Michael Haenlein (Term 2021–2024)
Professor of Marketing, ESCP Business School
Chair of Responsible Research in Marketing, University of Liverpool Management School

Nailya Ordabayeva (Term 2022–2025)
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Kay Peters (Term 2022–2025)
DHL-endowed Chair of Dialog Marketing and Professor of Marketing
Faculty of Business Administration, Hamburg University
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Management, University of California Davis

Alok Saboo (Term 2023–2026)
Taylor E. Little Jr. Professor of Marketing and Associate Professor
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Shrihari Sridhar (Term 2021–2024)
Senior Associate Dean
Joe Foster’ 56 Chair in Business Leadership Professor of Marketing
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Xin (Shane) Wang (Term 2023–2026)
Professor of Marketing
Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech

Marilyn Stone (Primary Staff Liaison)
Director, Academic Communities and Journals
American Marketing Association

Matt Weingarden (Senior Staff Liaison)
Executive Vice President, Communities and Journals
American Marketing Association