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Stutts named AAF Distinguished Advertising Educator

Posted by University News Service
June 9, 2009

Mary Ann Stutts, professor in the Department of Marketing at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been named the 2009 Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

Presented annually, the award honors the best advertising educators in the nation.

Throughout her three-decade teaching career, Stutts has published research regarding consumer behavior and marketing to children and young adults, and she has helped launch the careers of hundreds of students.

Each year since 1980, she has led a team of students in the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition, and her teams have nine first-place district finishes, 13 national appearances and two national wins.

During this time, Stutts also served on the AAF’s academic committee and was the committee’s chair in 1993. As a result of her teaching and research dedication, Stutts has received numerous honors and awards, including the AAF District 10 Outstanding Educator Award, the Austin Advertising Federation Educator of the Year Award and the Texas State Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Marketing and Public Policy, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Eligibility for the AAF Distinguished Advertising Educator Award includes excellence in teaching and student advisement, record of scholarly research, publication and professional experience, and record of participation in advertising organizations, the industry, academia and the community.