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Keynote Address: Jerome Williams Inaugural Lecture in Race, Media, and the Marketplace
October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm CDT
Dr. Sonya Grier of American University will give the keynote address: “Valuing Race in the Marketplace: A Legacy of Research.” The panel with be moderated by Natalie Tindall, Director of the School of Advertising & Public Relations at UT Austin. Panelists will be Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren of Baylor University, Dr. Rosalee Martin of Huston-Tillotson University, and Brittny Pharr, a Ph.D. student in Advertising at UT Austin who has approximately 20 years of experience in advertising (most recently at Burrell Communications).
Dr. Jerome Williams was an esteemed member of the UT Austin ADV/PR faculty from 2003-2010 before moving to Rutgers University where he became Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the Rutgers-Newark campus. He was a giant and a trailblazer in the fields of advertising and marketing. His research focused on issues of race, media, and the marketplace, and he received lifetime achievement awards for his research from both the American Academy of Advertising and the American Marketing Association. He died in January of 2021.
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