Outstanding Dissertation Award
This award recognizes an exceptional doctoral level dissertation that expands the knowledge of educational leadership at the postsecondary or K-20 levels. It recognizes outstanding research of our graduate students and encourages professors and early scholars to join TCPEA. Nominations for the next awards cycle (2024 Mid-Winter) are due October 29, 2023.
Doctoral dissertations must be successfully defended within the previous year from the award date. For example, the Dissertation of the Year that is to be presented at the TCPEA Midwinter meeting in January 2023 must have been defended by students who graduated in December 2021, May 2022, or August 2022.
Dissertations considered for the TCPEA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award should:
The nomination includes two parts:
Part A. Cover Sheet
(six, double-spaced pages plus appendices as needed) Abstract includes (only include references in the appendix that are used in the abstract):
The award is presented at the TCPEA Conference Within a Conference held in conjunction with the TASA Midwinter Conference each January, and the recipient is recognized on the TCPEA website. The award includes an honorarium of $250 and a one-year membership to TCPEA.