Congrats to advertising faculty and alumni award winners

Ahn, King and Evans at the AAA Annual Conference
Congratulations to UGA advertising faculty and alumni for being recognized for national teaching and research distinctions. The American Academy of Advertising (AAA) held its 2015 Annual Conference March 26 - 29, in Chicago. The American Academy of Advertising honors educators and innovators in the advertising industry.
UGA's advertising faculty at AAA
During the annual conference, three faculty members from the Department of Advertising and Public Relations were recognized. 

  • Nathaniel Evans, Assistant professor, received the Best Article Award from Journal of Interactive Advertising and also received a faculty research grant.
  • Grace Ahn, Assistant professor, received the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Scholar Award.
  • Karen King, Jim Kennedy New Media Professor, received the Charles Sandage Award for Excellence in Teaching which recognizes top educators in the industry.
In addition, several AdPR@UGA doctoral alumni also won awards at the AAA Annual Conference.

  • Taehyun Baek (ABJ '07, PhD '11), Assistant professor at University of Kentucky, became the only person in AAA history to win Best Paper at the AAA Conference twice.
  • Frederico de Gregorio (PhD '05), Associate professor of marketing at The University of Akron, won Best Reviewer Award from Journal of Advertising.
  • Gergely Nyilasy (MMC '02, PhD '06), Senior lecturer at University of Melbourne's Melbourne Business School, won Best Reviewer for the Journal of Current Issues in Research in Advertising.
Advertising faculty and alumni

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