School of Communication

Dr. Heather Walter Receives OCA 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award


Dr. Heather WalterThe University of Akron School of Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Walter has been recognized as Ohio Communication Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award recipient for 2013. The award will be presented at the annual conference on Friday, October 4-5, 2013 in Marietta, Ohio.  More information about the conference is available at 

Supportive letters from students and faculty are quite telling and it is not surprising that she has been chosen for this honor.

Listed below are some of the testimonial comments:

“…Since her arrival at The University of Akron, in 1999 Dr. Walter has developed a reputation as a gifted professor, willing mentor, and a generous university citizen."

"Dr. Walter brings a rich, smart, and personally infused perspective to her teaching."

"Dr. Walter’s courses are cutting-edge, relevant, and inspiring."

"Dr. Walter is the rare teacher that can successfully bring to bear the interplay between research and teaching."

"Dr. Walter was one of the first faculty members at the University of Akron to propose and teach an online course. Her work serves as a model for others in our school to envision exciting ways to transition other courses online."

"What separates Dr. Walter is that she is willing to spend the necessary time with students so that they can develop the expertise to reach these high standards."

"Dr. Walter is able to connect appropriately to students from all backgrounds and offer individual attention to students to help them live up to their potential."

"She is regarded as a dedicated and available teacher that students feel comfortable with….”

Congratulations Dr. Walter!


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