Mabry-Flynn receives Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes sustained excellence and innovative approaches in undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning. Amanda Mabry-Flynn, assistant professor of advertising, was one of this year's recipients.
Mabry-Flynn teaches brand and advertising strategy using culturally relevant examples and collaborative activities. According to her nominator, her flexibility, empathy, and organization have positively impacted students’ learning and lives, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mabry-Flynn studies representation in advertising imagery, especially related to ethics and effects, with discussions of identity and intersectionality. She recognizes that students entering the advertising industry must understand and reflect on decisions about who is targeted and who is not—and the ways in which advertising portrayals affect individuals and society.