I am a disabled scholar and activist focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in advertising. Before joining the Department of Advertising + PR at Michigan State University in 2022, I held positions at the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Duke University (Cultural Anthropology and Innovation & Entrepreneurship), American University (School of International Service), and the University of California, Berkeley (Media Studies). Since 2016, I have been the Associate Editor of Advertising & Society Quarterly, an academic journal focused on advertising’s relationship to society, culture, history, and the economy.
I have published various research and educational articles on DEIB in advertising, including disability, gender, race, and sexuality. I work closely with the Advertising Educational Foundation in New York to develop educational programs that build bridges between academia and industry. I have received a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for the Circulating American Magazines Project and numerous awards recognizing my teaching and mentoring.
When not training for my next marathon, spoiling five cats, and trying to get home to the Lake Michigan shoreline of Northeastern Wisconsin (where I grew up), I enjoy "just one more coffee," delicious food with friends, or the ultimate vice known as The Golden Girls. I can be reached at timkeedw [at] msu.edu.
EDWARD TIMKE, PhD
Assistant Professor, Advertising + PR
Michigan State University
Associate Editor, Advertising & Society Quarterly