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June 11th, 2009
Texas State professor named Distinguished Advertising Educator


Texas State professor Mary Ann Stutts was named the 2009 Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The award honors the best advertising educators in the nation.

Stutts, who teaches in the department of marketing, has published research regarding consumer behavior and marketing to children and young adults. In her 30-year teaching career, she has helped launch the careers of hundreds of students.

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

Stutts’ 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. Additionally, she has led a team of students to the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition. Her teams have nine first-place district finishes, 13 national appearances and two national wins.

Stutts also served on the AAF’s academic committee and was its chair in 1993. She has received the AAF’s District 10 Outstanding Educator Award, its Educator of the Year award, the Austin Advertising Federation’s Educator of the Year Award and the Texas State Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor.

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