Marketing Mentoring Award Named After Three African-American Scholars

The American Marketing Association Foundation has established a new award that will be given to scholars who have performed outstanding mentoring services to graduate students in marketing. The Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence honors three African-American scholars who have excelled in helping marketing students succeed. Here are brief biographies of the three men for whom the award has been named:

Jerome D. Williams is the F.J. Heyne Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas. Dr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree from Union College, an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

William Qualls is a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois. He previously taught at MIT and the University of Michigan. Dr. Qualls is a graduate of the University of Texas. He holds a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

Thaddeus H. Spratlen is professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Washington. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University.