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Academic Council

Academic Council

2022 AMA Winter Conference

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 American Marketing Association is pleased to announce the selection of three distinguished scholars to be inducted as AMA Fellows at the AMA Winter Academic Conference. This year’s honorees include scholars who span the discipline and have made extensive contributions both within the AMA and across other organizations and institutions. Dhruv Grewal, Babson College Dhruv Grewal […]

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    Nailya Ordabayeva and Kay Peters will begin their three-year term on the AMA Academic Council in July 2022. Meet the new members below, and learn about the entire council here, Dr. Nailya Ordabayeva Associate Professor of Marketing and Hillenbrand Family Faculty Fellow at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College Nailya Ordabayeva is Associate Professor of […]

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    Due to the shift to a virtual 2021 AMA Summer Academic Conference, the American Marketing Association will not be providing Academic Placement services as part of the 2021 summer meeting. In lieu of a hiring event, the AMA asks employers and job seekers to consider the following hiring schedule regarding the Fall 2021 job market: […]

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 opens in July. The deadline for submission of a nomination is February 9, 2023, for open positions (term of July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026).​​

The 2021–22 Council includes (back row from left): Frank Germann, Sundar Bharadwaj, Hari Sridhar, Karen Winterich, Aric Rindfleisch, Michael Haenlein, Koen Pauwels, Samantha Cross, (front row from left) Amber Epp, Maura Scott, Lerzan Aksoy.
Not Pictured: Dhruv Grewal.

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 (Executive Committee Term Ends 2025)
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

Monica Gerhardt (Primary Staff Liaison)
Director, Academic Communities
American Marketing Association

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