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Minette Drumwright

Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Drumwright is the William David Blunk Memorial Professor, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She also is director of the Communication and Leadership Degree Program. She has a joint appointment on the faculties of Advertising and Public Relations (Moody College of Communication) and the Department of Business, Government & Society (McCombs School of Business.) Before joining the U.T. faculty, she was on the Marketing faculty of the Harvard Business School. Her research and teaching are in the areas of ethics, leadership, corporate social responsibility, and communication for nonprofit organizations. Her research has been published in a variety of journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and Journal of Media Ethics. She is co-chair of the Bridging Disciplines Program in Ethics and Leadership, a faculty fellow of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, a member of the Steering Committee of the Texas Ethics Project, and an author and Advisory Board member for Ethics Unwrapped ( She has won numerous teaching awards including the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award, the Moody College Teaching Excellence Award, the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies, and the McCombs Elective Course Teaching Award. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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    Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts