ACR Academic-Industry Director

Maura Scott, Florida State University

Maura Scott is the Persis E. Rockwood Professor of Marketing at Florida State University’s College of Business (Ph.D. Arizona State University, M.S. and B.S. Purdue University). Her research interests include consumer behavior, consumer and societal well-being, public policy, and services marketing. She is interested in studying how to help improve consumers’ financial, health, and food decisions, particularly among vulnerable populations.


Maura is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (JPP&M). She also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing Research and Area Editor for the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science; she previously served as Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing. 


Maura is the President of the American Marketing Association’s Academic Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Consumer Research (ACR), as the Industry Perspectives Director.


Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Marketing ResearchJournal of Consumer ResearchJournal of Consumer PsychologyJournal of the Academy of Marketing ScienceJournal of Public Policy & MarketingJournal of RetailingJournal of Service ResearchJournal of Economic Psychology, and Appetite, among others. 


Maura has won awards and grants based on her research, including the Thomas C. Kinnear Best Paper Award (JPP&M) as well as a Robert Ferber Award Honorable Mention (Journal of Consumer Research). She was also selected as a Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar. At Florida State University, she received the College of Business Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award. She has also won MSI and ACR grants for her research. 

Her industry background includes marketing management roles at 3M Company (new product development), Dial Corporation (brand management) and Motorola (marketing research). Her scholarly research has involved collaborations with financial institutions and healthcare organizations. Maura's research is inspired by the literature, her industry experience, and attention to pressing social issues in the world today. 

Maura has been an active member of ACR since she was a doctoral student. In 2019, she co-chaired the Transformative Consumer Research conference, in 2017, she co-chaired the ACR Working Paper and Data Blitz sessions, and in 2016, she served as Associate Editor for ACR in Berlin. She has served on several ACR program committees and has been an invited faculty member for multiple ACR Doctoral Symposia. She regularly attends ACR and was delighted to participate as ACR expanded its global presence in new venues to include the ACR-Asia Pacific Conference in Hong Kong and the ACR Conference in Berlin, Germany. She looks forward to ACR each year as a fun and enriching setting to help move the discipline forward through exchanging ideas and building professional friendships. 


Expertise Codes
  • Nutrition
  • Health Communication
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Public Policy/Social Issues
  • Services
  • Transformative Consumer Research

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities

Academic-Industry Director participates in and votes on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attends the annual Board of Directors Meeting held at the North American conference. The Academic-Industry Director is responsible for representing the academic-industry perspective on the Board. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations.

Engage with Us

Becoming an Association for Consumer Research member is simple. Membership in ACR is relatively inexpensive, but brings significant benefits to its members.