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Amy Carmack

Director - Academic Advising

Carmack, Amy


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
327 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Amy Carmack, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
  • MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Missouri State University
  • MA in Communication Studies, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA in Communication, Truman State University

What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Truman State University, a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Missouri State University. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.

I began my career in L&D and program management at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety. At the conclusion of my project, I transitioned into higher education and I’ve never looked back!

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?

As the Director of Academic Advising for the College of Computer and Information Science, my job is to provide support to students as they navigate through the college experience. I am also focused on providing professional development support to staff in an effort to enhance the advising experience. I began my student affairs career as an academic advisor, so I strongly believe this area of support is a vital piece to student success. I love interacting with students; watching them succeed in and out of the classroom is personally and professionally gratifying.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?

The level of innovation in the College of Computer and Information Science is incredibly inspiring and motivating. The faculty and staff in this college are providing a world-class education using cutting edge methods and tools. They are preparing our future leaders to be innovative, creative, and collaborative.