About Edward Ackerley
Dr. Ed Ackerley teaches undergraduate courses in professional creative communication, advertising and creativity. COMM 314 is a professional communication class focusing on creativity. His classes won first place nationally for Honda and AT&T, and second place in the Credit Karma Brand Challenge. Dr. Ackerley teaches marketing and advertising in the Eller College of Management and is the advisor to the AAF National Student Advertising Competition Team, established in 1985, competes with 200 universities in a case competition for a national advertiser. Dr. Ackerley is also a lead instructor for the summer program Marketing Minor program. Dr. Ackerley also is the faculty advisor for two Eller College clubs: the American Advertising Federation and the Business of Entertainment Club. He also teaches courses in the School of Film and Television. College teaching awards include the Bumps Tribolet Student Services Award, the Amiable Award from the College of Fine Arts, the Apple Polishers Award, and a faculty honoree from the Eller Hispanic Honorary, Eller Student Council, Pi Beta Pi, and Eller College Ambassadors. Since 1976, Dr. Ackerley has been an account executive at Ackerley Advertising managing relationships between the agency, clients and media. His professional affiliation with the American Advertising Federation includes leadership roles in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Tucson including past president, and nationally wight he AAF as a governor, board of directors and chairman of the Council of Governors. Professional recognition includes Advertising Professional of the Year, Hall of Fame and AAF Silver Medal Award. He is also the author of CreatingMAGIC and consults on creativity and leadership in organizations.