UTRGV professor Kimberly Selber was recently awarded the 2021 Outstanding Advertising Educator of the Year Award. The accolade comes from the American Advertising Federation District 10.
The award recognizes AAF members who have made contributions to both the growth and improvement of advertising through the academic process.
“I’m humbled to have my career in education recognized and it has been an honor to have had the opportunity to teach and mentor countless young men and women and see them enter and succeed in marketing and advertising,” said Selber.
Selber has been an advertising educator for 25 years. She began her career at the University of Texas at Austin’s Richards School of Advertising. She has spent the past 18 years at UTRGV.
Selber has received numerous accolades for her teaching and mentorship. These include the University of Texas System’s Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award, the UTPA Outstanding Professor of the Year, and the UTPA College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Professor of the Year. Selber has been recognized by the UT Austin Texas Exes for outstanding teaching. She was also the Luckman Outstanding Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana. In addition, Selber has won numerous awards as an advertising practitioner.
Selber has served seven years as the AAF-RGV education chair and three years as the American Advertising Awards chair. She was also vice president from 2019-20 and currently holds the position of chapter president.
AAF’s District 10 consists of chapters in a four-state region – Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Established in 1905, the AAF strives to be the “unifying voice for advertising.” Its membership consists of a national network of 30,000 advertising professionals as well as 4,000 student members.