Terence Shimp is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina where he was a faculty member for 29 years and earned a number of teaching awards, including the Amoco Foundation Award. The former W. W. Johnson Distinguished Foundation Fellow and Chair of the Marketing Department in the Moore School of Business, Dr. Shimp also taught at Kent University. He has published widely in marketing, consumer behavior, and advertising, and received the American Academy of Advertising's lifetime award for outstanding contributions to research in advertising. Past president of the Association for Consumer Research, as well as the Journal of Consumer Research policy board, Dr. Shimp has represented the Federal Trade Commission and various state agencies as an expert witness in issues concerning advertising deception and unfairness. Terence A. Shimp received his doctorate from the University of Maryland.