Heather J. Carmack, PhD

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Academic Research Awards

Top 4 Paper. (2016). Association of Business Communication Division. National Communication Association.


Top Paper. (2016). Health Communication Interest Group. Eastern Communication Association.


Article of the Year. (2015). Communication as Social Construction Division. National Communication Association.


Top 3 Paper. (2015). Health Communication Interest Group. Eastern Communication Association.


Top Presentation Award. (2015). DC Health Communication Conference.


Top 4 Paper. (2014). Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association.


Top 4 Paper. (2014). Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association.


Daniel Rohrer Outstanding Research Article of the Year Award. (2013). American Forensic Association.  


Top Paper. (2013). Performance and Interpretation Studies Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association.


Top 3 Paper. (2011). Social Construction Division, National Communication Association.


Top Graduate Student Paper. (2008). Rhetoric and Public Address Division, Eastern States Communication Association.


Graduate Student Research Award. (2007). School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.


Top 3 Paper. (2006). Organizational Communication Division, Central States Communication Association.


Terry Conry and Lynn John Student Conference Award. (2006). School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.


Top Paper and Top Student Paper. (2005). Health Communication Division, Central States Communication Association.

Presenting with the e-cigarette research team at the 2015 DC Health Communication conference. We received a top presentation award.  

With Nicole Hudak (MA, 2015) during winter break, 2016. 

Getting some health communication work done at ECA 2017 in Boston. 

Advising and Mentoring Awards

Departmental awards from 2016. I was humbled to receive both departmental awards that year- undergraduate and graduate professor of the year. 

Top Speaker Award at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum for Kris Inman (MA, 2012) for the presentation of his seminar paper. I received one, too, as his seminar paper advisor.

Provost's Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising. (2016). Office of the Provost, James Madison University. **This is a university award awarded to one graduate faculty member a year.**


Graduate Professor of the Year. (2016). MA in Communication & Advocacy, James Madison University. **This is a MA program award awarded by the graduate students.**


Professor of the Year. (2016). School of Communication Studies, James Madison University. **This is a department award awarded by undergraduate students.**


Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor. (2012). Graduate College, Missouri State University.  **This is a university wide award awarded to one graduate faculty member a year.**


Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor. (2012). Department of Communication, Missouri State University.  **This is a departmental award awarded by the graduate students.**


Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor. (2011). Department of Communication, Missouri State University. **This is a departmental award awarded by the graduate students.**


Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. (2007). School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.


Student Leadership Award. (2007). School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.