Towson University College of Business & Economics assistant marketing professor Gema Vinuales, Ph.D., won the inaugural American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) Valuing Diversity New Faculty Research Grant of $3,000 in June.
The Valuing Diversity New Faculty Research Grant, supported by funds from the Sheth Foundation and AMAF, provides research support to underrepresented faculty in business schools, assisting them during the first two years of their careers.
Vinuales’ research interests lie in visual communication in online networks and its impact on brand management. She has presented her work at the AMAF Winter and Summer Marketing Educators’ Conferences, Association for Consumer Research (ACR), and European ACR.
Vinuales holds a doctoral degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island, as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Zaragoza (Spain).
Among several other eligibility requirements, applicants for this award must be from one of the following underrepresented populations on the faculty in business schools: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.