Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award

2017 Dissertation in Practice of the Year award winners

The Dissertation in Practice of the Year (DiP) award is given to EdD graduate(s) whose Dissertation in Practice shows evidence of scholarly endeavors in impacting a complex problem of practice, and aligns with CPED Working Principles.

CPED is now accepting submissions from member
institutions for the 2021 outstanding Dissertation in Practice Award.

Read the Full Call Here.


2020 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winners

2020 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award logo

Sherisse Jackson, EdD. University of South Carolina 

Leslie Richard, EdD. University of South Carolina 


2019 Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award Winner

Suzanne Rodriguez from California State University, Fresno

The Urgency of Principal Professional Development and the Implications for Policy and Practice


Additional Resources

Prior Winners

All prior DiP award winners and links to their dissertations in practice.

DiP Award Committee Reports 

To learn more about the DiP committee review process, we offer the following annual committee presentations: 201320152017. 


General Overview of Submission Process

This prestigious award is given to EdD graduate(s) whose DiP shows evidence of scholarly endeavors in impacting a complex problem of practice, and aligns with CPED Working Principles. 

Guidelines 

Submitting institution may be a Designing & Developing, Implementing, Experienced CPED member, but must have been an institutional member for at least 1 year. The Dissertation in Practice must have been successfully defended prior to the submission deadline, and must have been defended within the past year.

The EdD graduate must submit all required documents (.pdf format only) through the online submission process and be able to attend the October CPED Convening.

The CPED DiP Award Committee will select five finalists who will be asked to submit their full DiP for review. Award Committee members will draw on the following criteria in considering the award decisions, recognizing that submission may vary widely and achieve distinction in many ways.  

The author(s) of the winning DiP will be invited to attend the October CPED convening where they will be recognized. The recipient(s) will be awarded a plaque, and a check for $500. The recipient(s) will be encouraged to submit an article to IE for publication based on the DiP.