The Showcase of Graduate Student Scholarship & Creative Activities

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 
The Hall of Presidents - D-Hall, 3rd Floor

The Graduate School celebrates the excellence of James Madison University graduate students at the Showcase of Graduate Student Scholarship & Creative Activities. Students from JMU's masters, doctoral, and graduate level certificate programs share their work with peers and faculty in a professional conference setting. The Graduate Showcase highlights research and scholarship through presentations, poster sessions, installations and performances. 

The Showcase culminates with the Recognition Reception, where we recognize the Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation from the day. In addition, graduate students are recognized with awards for excellence in Innovation, Community Engagement and Civic Engagement, and Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Dissertation. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) presents the GSA Impact Awards for the outstanding graduate student and faculty member.

Please see our submission guidelines for information on submitting a proposal at this year's showcase.  We are no longer accepting submissions.

April 17 Showcase Schedule:
  • Oral Presentations - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Poster Session - 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
  • Recognition Reception - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We encourage you to attend graduate student art exhibits and music recitals presented throughout campus and virtually April through May.

This special opportunity celebrates the excellence of our graduate students' creative and scholarly activities!

Thank You to the Showcase Judges

Oral Presentation Judges

  • Mr. John Burgess, Associate Vice Provost, Academic Effectiveness and Evaluation
  • Dr. Klebert Feitosa, Interim Director, Office of Fellowships and Awards (OFA); Student Awards, Initiatives, and Research (STAIR); Interim Coordinator for Student Creative Activities and Research - REDI
  • Dr. Melissa Alemán, Professor, School of Communication Studies

Poster Presentation Judges

  • Dr. Malika Carter-Hoyt, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Ms. Hannah Payne, Enrollment and Student Success Specialist, The Graduate School 
  • Ms. Sarah Wampler, Student Services and Records Assistant, The Graduate School
  • Dr. Michael Stoloff, Associate Dean, The Graduate School 
2024 Graduate Award Winners

Top Oral Presentation

Hannah Greer-Young
Music, M.M.

The JMU Lab Band Initiative

Top Poster Presentation

Gabrielle Gieringer
Physician Assistant Studies, M.P.A.S.

The effect of gut-directed hypnotherapy on alleviating symptoms of IBS in adults

Past Showcases

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