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Academic Council

Academic Council

The 2019-2020 AMA 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.

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.  A Call for Nominations for members will open in July. The deadline for submission of a nomination is February 9, 2022, for open positions (term of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025).​​

The 2019-2020 AMA Academic Council
The 2019–20 Council includes (from left): Aric Rindfleisch, Simon Blanchard, Bryan Lukas, Anne Roggeveen, Satish Jayachandran, Koen Pauwels, Anders Gustafsson, Karen Winterich, Maura Scott, and Sundar Bhradwaj Not Pictured: Vanitha Swaminathan and Lerzan Aksoy.

Current Members of the AMA Academic Council​

Koen Pauwels
(Executive Committee Term Ends 2023)
Professor of Marketing
Northeastern University

Maura Scott (Executive Committee Term Ends 2024)
Professor of Marketing, Madeline Duncan
Rolland Professor of Business Administration
Florida State University

President-Elect Designate
Karen Winterich (Term 2018 – 2021)
Professor of Marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow of Marketing
Pennsylvania State University

Immediate Past President​​
Aric Rindfleisch (Executive Committee Term Ends 2022)
Professor of Business Administration and John M. Jones Professor of Marketing
University of Illinois

Lerzan Aksoy (Term 2019 – 2022)
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Marketing
Fordham University​​​

Sundar Bharadwaj (Term 2019 – 2022)
The Coca-Cola Company Chair of Marketing
University of Georgia

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

Amber Epp (Term 2020 – 2023)
Wilbur Dickson-Bascom Professor in Business
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Frank Germann (Term 2021 – 2024)
Associate Professor of Marketing
University of Notre Dame

Dhruv Grewal (Term 2020 – 2023)
Toyota Professor of Commerce and Electronic Business
Babson College

Michael Haenlein (Term 2021 – 2024)
Professor of Marketing and Scientific Director of the ESCP Research Center on Big Data
ESCP Business School

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