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Academic Council

Academic Council August 2022

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.  A Call for Nominations for the next term (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027) will open in August 2023. ​​

The 2022–2023 Council includes (back row from left): Nailya Ordabayeva, Samantha Cross, Koen Pauwels,, Kay Peters, Frank Germann; (front row from left): Amber Epp, Lerzan Aksoy, Maura Scott, Hari Sridhar, Dhruv Grewal, Karen Winterich.
Not Pictured: Michael Haenlein.

Current Members of the AMA Academic Council​

Maura Scott 
(Executive Committee Term Ends 2024)
Dr. Persis E. and Dr. Charles E. Rockwood Eminent Scholar in Marketing
Florida State University

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

President-Elect Designate
Lerzan Aksoy (Executive Committee Term Ends 2026)
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Marketing
Fordham University​​​

Immediate Past President​​
Koen Pauwels (Executive Committee Term Ends 2023)
Professor of Marketing
Northeastern University

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, 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
Hamburg University
Visiting Professor, University of California Davis

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

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

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