Dissertation in Practice Award Winners
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2017 Winner- Presented at CSU East Bay and San Jose State University, October Convening

Utilizing the Design Thinking Process to Aid Educators in their Response to Childhood Lead Exposure
by Drs. Camela S. Diaz, Melody L. Strang, Amanda L. Unger, and Sarah G. Van’t Hof 
Michigan State University 
Chaired by Dr. Madeline Mavrogordato and Dr. Susan Printy

2016 Winner & Honorable Mention- Presented at Augusta University, October Convening

Brain Targeted Beginnings: A Case Study in India
by Jimmie Walker, EdD
Johns Hopkins University
Chaired by Dr.Christine Eccles

 Teacher Perspectives on Professional Development Needs for Better Serving Nebraska’s Spanish Heritage Language Learners 
(Honorable Mention) by Janet Eckerson, EdD
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Chaired by Dr. Ted Hamann

2015 Winner- Presented at Lynn University, October Convening

E Hoʻoulu ʻIa Nā Kumu Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi: Preparing Hawaiian Cultural Identity Teachers
by Makalapua Alencastre, EdD
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Chaired by Dr. Sarah Twomey

2014 Winners- Presented at the University of Missouri St. Louis October Convening
Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
by Ryan Palmer, EdD
Portland State University
Chaired by Dr. Candyce Reynolds

Ubiquitous Computing in Schools: A Multi-Case Study of 1:1 Districts
by Derrick Deloatch, EdD, John Hendron, EdD, Angie Kim, EdD, & Shawnya Tolliver, EdD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Chaired by Dr. Charol Shakeshaft

2013 Winner & Honorable Mention - Presented at the Rutgers Univ October Convening

Cooperative Learning in a Community College Setting: Developmental Coursework in Mathematics
by Natalie Rivera, EdD
Arizona State University
Chaired by Dr. Ron Zambo

Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings: A Mixed Methods Study
by Mary Cato, EdD
Portland State University
Chaired by Dr. Candyce Reynolds

Will School-based Online Faculty Development be an Effective Tool for their Professional Growth?
(Honorable Mention) by Marion Philadelphia, EdD
University of Southern California
Chaired by Dr. Patricia Tobey

 2012 Winners - Presented at the University of Maryland June Convening

Parent Involvement as an Instructional Strategy: Academic Parent-Teacher Teams 
Maria C. Paredes, EdD 
Arizona State University 
Chaired by Dr. Ray Buss

From Policy to Practice: Implementing “Move on When Ready” at the Local Level in Arizona  
Amanda Burke, EdD
Arizona State University
Chaired by Dr. Oscar Jimenez-Castellans