MARIE A. YEH
Ph.D. in business administration from Kent State University, is Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. She researches entrenched public health issues like mental illness and stigma and how marketing strategy can be used more effectively to affect social change. Her research has been published at the Journal of Advertising and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. Her research has been presented at national marketing conferences and received recognition by the Kent State College of Business Administration winning the Dean’s Best Paper Award in 2011. Prior to academia, Marie had a successful career in nonprofit management and public health serving most recently as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Children’s Mental Health. She also has over eleven years of experience in health promotion and disease prevention utilizing media campaigns, coalition building, peer education, social marketing, and other methods to promote social change. As a Health Educator, she secured federal grant funding to address violence against women on the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore County that created programs to educate men and women and put into place victim advocacy programs. She also served as an independent grants consultant and grant writer bringing in over $12 million in funding for her nonprofit clients. She also holds a Masters in Counseling from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Maryland, College Park.
RONALD PAUL HILL
Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Maryland is the Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chairholder, Villanova School of Business. He has authored about 200 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on topics that include impoverished consumer behavior, marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility, and public policy. Outlets for this research are Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Business and Society, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Harvard Business Review, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. His term as Editor of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing extended from July 2006 until June 2012. His recent awards include: 2012 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence, 2012 Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award, 2010 Pollay Prize for Excellence in the Study of Marketing in the Public Interest, 2013 AMA Marketing and Society Special Interest Group Lifetime achievement Award, 2013 Alan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award, and VSB 2104 McDonough Family Faculty Award for Research Excellence. His 2014 article won the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Thomas Kinnear Award in 2016, and his 2015 Journal of Consumer Affairs article won the best paper award in 2016.