Kelly Hewett Named Journal of International Marketing Editor in Chief Designate

January 7, 2019

Kelly Hewett, associate professor of marketing at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, will be the next editor in chief of the Journal of International Marketing. The American Marketing Association recently announced Hewitt’s four-year term will formally begin on July 1, 2019.

“It is a great honor to have been selected as the incoming editor of Journal of International Marketing,” said Hewett. “I am thrilled to be able to leverage my broad-based experience in both marketing and international business, and as both an academic and a practitioner, in helping shape the future of the Journal. My goal is to build on JIM’s legacy in the discipline. I am committed to publishing high-quality substantive research in international marketing that bridges the gap between theory and practice.”

Hewett’s research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of International Marketing and the Journal of Management Studies, among others. She has served as an associate editor for the Journal of International Marketing and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Before joining UT, she worked for five years at Bank of America, where she was a senior vice president in the firm’s corporate marketing group. Previously, she had a 10-year academic career and also held prior positions in international marketing and marketing research.

Hewett has received numerous awards and recognitions for her research, teaching and service. She has served as a corporate trustee for the Marketing Science Institute and as a member of the boards for the Marketing Strategy and Global Marketing Special Interest Groups for the AMA. She currently leads several study-abroad experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students, teaches a Ph.D. seminar on marketing strategy and teaches in the full-time, Executive and Professional MBA programs.

Journal of International Marketing is one of the premier business journals, dedicated to advancing international marketing practice, research and theory. Aimed at both international marketing and business scholars and senior- and mid-level international marketing practitioners, the journal’s prime objective is to more closely connect theory and practice in international marketing.

Hewett takes the reins of the Journal of International Marketing from Constantine S. Katsikeas, who has served as editor in chief for nearly six years. Originally recruited to fill a three-year term, Katsikeas was asked to remain in the role for an additional three years. Katsikeas and Hewett will work closely to coordinate a smooth transition. Hewett will begin overseeing manuscript review for new submissions on April 1 and be responsible for all new submissions as of July 1.