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JoAnn Atkin, Associate Professor of Marketing

PhD: Michigan State University 
MBA: Wayne State University 
BS: Wayne State University

Office: 3166 Schneider Hall
Phone: (269) 387-6238
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Dr. JoAnn Atkin has taught a number of courses since she began at WMU in 2003 including advertising and promotion principles, principles of marketing, direct marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research and integrated marketing communication campaigns. She has successfully coached a number of student teams in regional and national student advertising competitions and is a co-faculty advisor for the marketing department's Ad Club, an AAF-affiliated student organization.

Atkin's current research interests surround alcohol moderation advertising and consumer privacy issues. Her work has been included in publications of the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Journal of Marketing Communications, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Health Communication and the Journal of Advertising Education. She also has presented her research at nationally recognized conferences, including the American Marketing Association's Educators Conference and the annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising. She is member of various marketing-related professional organizations and is currently an associate editor for the American Journal of Business.

Prior to her academic career, Atkin gained professional experience in a variety of marketing communication and research positions and continues to consult in these areas. She has worked with such clients as DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, Disney, General Motors Corporation, and Pfizer.