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The Jerome D. Williams Excellence in Mentorship Memorial Award 

The Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association (MEFA) is seeking nominations for:  

The Jerome D. Williams Excellence in Mentorship Memorial Award 


About Dr. Jerome D. Williams:


This award is offered in memory of Dr. Jerome D. Williams. Dr. Williams earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1986, and was dedicated to supporting Black professionals and Black students who had ambitions of entering academia. He was instrumental in the success of the Ph.D. Project, which he helped to start in 1993. In 2014, he was named to the Ph.D. Hall of Fame. Growing up in a segregated Pennsylvania community inspired a career in which he championed equity and inclusion. The impact of his research on multicultural marketing and marketplace discrimination as well as his years of service led to his selection as an AMA fellow in 2021. 


About The Award:

Mentoring is a critical component of career advancement and satisfaction for all faculty members. This award recognizes an outstanding senior faculty mentor who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to faculty mentoring. The recipient will receive a $500 award to support ongoing mentorship activities.



Eligibility Requirements:

Nominees must:

  • Have a minimum of 10 years of service to the field and a strong history of mentorship. 

  • Be a MEFA member. 



Nomination Process: 

Nomination packets should be submitted electronically in one PDF file to:


Nomination packets should include: 

  1. A letter of support from current or past mentees. Letters of nomination should include why the nominee merits recognition as an outstanding mentor. Please include a clear description of the nominee’s qualities as a mentor and the contributions he or she has made to the mentees’ careers. Career success as well as diversity of mentees will be considered. The selection committee will focus on the nominee’s contributions to faculty mentoring but will consider other types of mentoring in their review. Self-nominations are welcome. 

  2. The nominee’s current curriculum vitae. The curriculum vitae should include his or her mentoring activities and any mentoring awards received.  

Nomination packet are due by July 15, 2024. For further information, please contact

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