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Dorothy Pisarski named Advertising Educator of the Year

Photo of Dorothy Pisarski with her award.
Dorothy Pisarski holds her Distinguished Advertising Educator of the Year Award.

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Dorothy Pisarski, assistant professor of advertising at Drake University, recently received the Distinguished Advertising Educator of the Year Award for the Ninth District of the American Advertising Federation.

“I am honored to receive the outstanding educator award,” Pisarski said. “I advocate for my students because I have a genuine concern for their best educational experience possible. The ad world changes daily nowadays; I have to be on the forefront of those changes so my students can reach their potential.”

The district, which includes 27 schools in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, annually recognizes an advertising professor who has been a consistent mentor to students, supports the success of the advertising industry in a personal way through research, teaching and advocacy and has worked to advance the mission of AAF.

Pisarski earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Siena College in Albany N.Y., and her master’s degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Prior to joining Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2004, she taught in Pennsylvania. Her professional experience includes many years with Philip Morris USA in New York City.

The American Advertising Federation in Washington, D.C., representing 50,000 professionals, protects and promotes the well-being of advertising through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. More information is available online.