2013 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winners & Honorable Mentions Announced
As a means to honor the work of scholarly practitioners in professional practice programs, the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate seeks to recognize exemplary Dissertations in Practice. While the final product can use any research approach (historical, quantitative, qualitative, etc.) and any individual or group dissertation format, we are particularly interested in products that demonstrate a means to create change in practice and adhere to the CPED definition of Dissertation in Practice:
As the culminating experience that demonstrates the scholarly practitioner’s ability to solve problems of practice, the Dissertation in Practice exhibits the doctoral candidate’s ability “to think, to perform, and to act with integrity” (Shulman, 2005).
The 2013 CPED Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award winner is
Natalie Rivera, Arizona State University
Cooperative Learning in a Community College Setting: Developmental Coursework in Mathematics
submitted by Dr. Ron Zambo
In addition, two Honorable Mentions were selected:
Mary Cato, Portland State University
Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings: A Mixed Methods Study
submitted by Dr. Candyce Reynolds
Marion Philadelphia, University of Southern California
Will School-based Online Faculty Development be an Effective Tool for their Professional Growth?
submitted by Dr. Patricia Tobey
The winner will be recognized at the CPED Convening at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ on October 23-25, 2013.
The 2013 CPED DIP Award Committee was led by Dr. Valerie Storey of the University of Central Florida and comprised of a diverse committee that included the following CPED members and institutions:
Dr. Micki Caskey, Portland State University
Dr. Kristina Hesbol, University of Denver (formerly of Illinois State University)
Dr. Jim Marshal, California State University Fresno
Dr. Bryan Maughan, University of Idaho
Dr. Cheri McGill, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Nancy Shanklin, University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Amy Wells Dolan, University of Mississippi
Brendan Richard, Graduate Assistant, University of Central Florida
The committee utilized a set of CPED defined criteria that distinguishes the dissertations of scholarly practitioners as work grounded in high-quality research with the potential to impact practice in education to judge submissions. Twenty-five nominations were received from thirteen CPED member institutions.
Congratulation to our winner and to the two honorable mentions!