University of Southern California

Vice Dean Honored
Deborah MacInnis Elected to Membership and Board of Phi Kappa Phi
May 6, 2014 • by News at Marshall

Deborah MacInnis, Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Professor of Business Administration, professor of marketing and vice dean for undergraduate programs at the USC Marshall School of Business, was elected to membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. MacInnis also was invited to join the board for the 2014-1015 academic year.

Founded in 1897, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is one of the nation’s oldest and largest honor societies. PKP is an interdisciplinary honor society with a membership of more than 900,000 scholars from around the world.

“It is an honor to be inducted as a member in this prestigious academic organization,” said MacInnis. “My role as a member of the Executive Board will give me the opportunity to meet and to recognize the accomplishments of our stellar faculty and students.”

As USC’s oldest honor society, Phi Kappa Phi has a mission to foster the “love of learning” in every USC school, among undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and faculty and staff. In partnership with the USC Libraries, the USC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members to engage in research of the highest caliber, to share their experiences with one another and to be recognized for their accomplishments by a supportive academic community.

MacInnis, an expert in marketing communications, information processing, branding and emotions, has published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, among others. She is co-editor of the Journal of Consumer Research, former associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and past president of the Association for Consumer Research. She has received several teaching awards, including USC Marshall’s Golden Apple, and was recognized in her field with the Maynard Award for the most significant contribution to marketing thought in the Journal of Marketing.

Membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, with members initiated each spring on the basis of academic excellence. MacInnis was nominated by a chapter member and elected by the executive board of the USC chapter. She will be initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, on the USC University Park campus.


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