Jason P. Chambers

Jason P. Chambers
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professor of Advertising
120 Gregory Hall
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University (U.S. History)
  • M.A., The Ohio State University (History)
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University (History and Ethnic Studies)
  • Professor of Advertising
  • Professor of Communications
Course Specialties
  • Multicultural Advertising 
  • Advertising History 
  • Classic Advertising Campaigns

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Chambers has presented his research into the African American consumer market both nationally and internationally. His work has been published in books and both academic and trade journals in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Research/Creative Endeavor

The University of Pennsylvania Press published his first book, Madison Avenue and the Color Line: African Americans in the Advertising Industry. It was called “A major contribution to the history of advertising, consumption, and African American history,” by historian Lizabeth Cohen of Harvard University. 

His second book, co-edited with Dr. Robert Weems, Jr., Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago, was published with the University of Illinois Press in 2017. Historian Quincy T. Mills of Vassar College described it as “A major contribution on the black metropolis as a black business movement, a black public sphere, and visions of freedom in the city.” 

Dr. Chambers’s newest book, a biography of advertising legend Thomas J. Burrell, titled Advertising Revolutionary: The Life and Work of Tom Burrell, was published with the University of Illinois Press in 2024.