<strong>Ernest A. Sharpe Centennial Professor in Communication and Department Chair</strong><br /><br />Dr. Cunningham holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from universities in Brazil, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Marketing from Michigan State University. She joined the Department of Advertising in 1974, after serving one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing and two years at St. Edward's University as an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Acting Dean. Her publications include eight books, along with articles that have appeared in Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Business Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journalism Quarterly, and Journal of Consumer Research, among others. Dr. Cunningham was Chair of the Department of Advertising from 1978 to 1985. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees or Board of Directors for numerous organizations, and was recently appointed to the Sunset Commission for the State of Texas.