Associate Professor Michelle R. Nelson has been named president of the American Academy of Advertising. She began her term at the Annual Conference of the AAA in Boston on March 25, 2017. A longtime contributor to AAA, Nelson has also served as Vice President of the organization and as a member of the publications committee.
Advertising and ICR alum, Dr. Wei-Na Lee, the F.J. Heyne Centennial Professor in Communication and Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas at Austin, received the prestigious Ivan Preston Outstanding Contribution to Research award at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Advertising in Boston on March 25, 2017.
Chris Benson, associate professor of journalism, had an opinion piece published in The New York Times regarding the controversy surrounding “Open Casket,” a painting by Dana Schutz based on the iconic Jett magazine photo of Emmitt Till’s coffin.