The award, established by Jackson JJ&W in 1991, recognizes leadership in behavioral science research and which applies to public relations practice and which encourages public relations practitioners to apply such research in their work. It includes a $1,500 honorarium and travel expenses to support presentation of his research at the PRSA 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. The Award is funded annually by an endowment contributed to the PRSA Foundation by JJ&W.
In announcing the award, Dr. David Michaelson, the selection committee chair, said: “Glen Cameron's work has been the intellectual foundation for much of the profession and his contributions to behavioral science are at the highest levels.”
“Of course, it is always humbling to be recognized by one of the top industry associations as a top scholar,” Cameron said. “But the recognition is even more humbling when I think of how many students and colleagues have teamed with me on my program of research. I will accept on behalf of a large cadre of investigators.”
Cameron is a professor and the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research at the Missouri School of Journalism. He also is founder and co-director of the Health Communication Research Center at the University of Missouri. Cameron has a joint appointment in Family and Community Medicine to study patient-centered outcomes research.
Cameron’s research includes studies of strategic conflict management in public relations, information processing of news and commercials and tailored health news. He serves as the Maxine Wilson Gregory Chair in Journalism Research, and he is also founder and co-director of the Health Communication Research Center at the University of Missouri.
Cameron, recipient of many academic awards and honors, is cited as the most published researcher nationally in major refereed journals over the past five years. He is co-author of the leading introductory text to public relations, “Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics,” now in its 11th edition, with translations into nine languages. Cameron has served as principal investigator or core director on more than $74 million dollars in funded health and science communication projects, including currently participating in three federal Centers of Excellence.
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About Jackson, Jackson & Wagner
Jackson, Jackson & Wagner, a firm Founded by Pat Jackson and grounded in the behavioral sciences, presents the award each year to an individual whose research enhances understanding of behavioral science concepts and theories that contribute to the effectiveness of the practice of public relations, and whose findings have been disseminated and are available to practitioners and scholars of public relations.