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Emerald HETL Education Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Program

International recognition for the best doctoral research in education

For details: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/research/awards/hetl.htm

Emerald Group Publishing and the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) are delighted to offer a grant award for a doctoral research project in the field of education. The award recognizes excellence in research in the field of education.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500, an award certificate, free registration to a HETL conference where they will have the option to present their paper, and one free copy of an Emerald/HETL book. In addition to the research award it is also hoped that the findings of the research can be published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (JARHE).

Two Highly Commended Doctoral Research Awards will also be bestowed. Each winner will receive an award certificate and one free copy of an Emerald/HETL book.

Awards topics

The dissertation topic must be in the areas of higher education, teaching/instruction, learning, curriculum, assessment, service, or any directly related area such as educational leadership, management, policy, development, research, technology, internationalization, teacher preparation, counselling, etc. See Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education for topic examples.

Eligibility

Global submissions are encouraged. To be eligible for the award, the research must address an issue or topic that is innovative, original, meaningful, and potentially highly impactful to the field of education.

For the 2017 Awards, the awards are open to those who have completed and satisfied all coursework and examination requirements for a doctoral award or will do so between 1 August 2014 and 1 August 2017.

Judging criteria

The entries will be judged by a panel of experts chosen from the JARHE Senior Editors and Editorial Advisory Board as well as the HETL Research and Innovation Advisory Board. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance/implications for theory, practice, and policy.
  • Originality, innovation, and potential impact.
  • Appropriateness, application, and rigor of methodology.
  • Quality of data collection/analysis and research findings.

Short-listed applicants may be required to answer further questions as appropriate from the judging panel. Winners will be required to submit an unpublished paper, sole- or joint-authored, derived from the research, within six months of winning the award. The panel reserves the right not to select a winning paper if, in their judgment, none of the entries are considered satisfactory.

Please note that the decision of the judges is final.

For any additional information please contact:

Sharon Parkinson
Publisher – Education
[email protected]

 

The Winners for 2016

Winner

Dr Lauren Margulieux
Dissertation Title: Using Subgoal Learning and Self-Explanation to Improve Programming Education
Institution: Georgia State University, USA (PhD conferred by Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Richard Catrambone

Highly Commended

Dr Bruce Hilliard
Dissertation Title: Optimising viewer comprehension and shaping impressions and attention – Through the formatting of content in tools like Microsoft PowerPoint
Institution: Murdoch University, Australia
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Jocelyn Armarego

Dr Zoroayka Sandoval 
Dissertation Title: The Development of an E-Learning Usability Scale for Higher Education
Institution: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Maria Elena Corbeil

The judging panel

Emerald would like to thank the following members of the judging panel, co-ordinated by Dr Patrick Blessinger, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:

Dr. Patrick Blessinger, St. John’s University, USA
Dr. Barbara Cozza, St. John’s University, USA
Dr. Leslie Hitch, Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Norah Jones, University of Glamorgan, UK
​Dr.​ Martin Reardon, East Carolina University, USA
​​Dr. Michele Eodice, University of Oklahoma, USA
​Dr. Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

 

The Winners for 2015

Winner

Dr. Micah Modell

Dissertation Title: Distinguishing between healthy and dysfunctional student project teams: An elusive instructor challenge
Institution: Indiana University, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Boling

Highly Commended

Dr. Steven Lamkin

Dissertation Title: “The more I watch, the more I’ll learn”: Teacher professional growth and development through video
Institution: Wilmington University, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Dr. Pamela Curtiss

Dr. Jason Rosenblum

Dissertation Title: What Is It Like To Experience Sound While Playing Educational Games? An Interpretive Phenomenological Investigation
Institution: University of Texas at Austin, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Dr. Joan Hughes

The Judging Panel

Emerald would like to thank the following members of the judging panel, coordinated by Dr Patrick Blessinger, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:

Dr. Patrick Blessinger, St. John’s University, USA
Dr. Barbara Cozza, St. John’s University, USA
Professor Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Dr. Leslie Hitch, Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Cath Jones, University of South Wales, UK
Dr. Jill A. Perry, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Carol Taylor, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Professor Linda Watts, University of Washington, USA

 

The Winners for 2014

Winner

Dr. Stephany Brett Dunstan

Dissertation Title: The Influence of Speaking a Dialect of Appalachian English on the College Experience
Institution: North Carolina State University, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Audrey J. Jaeger

Highly Commended

Dr. Ann Hartle Proudfit

Dissertation Title: A National Longitudinal Study of the Influence of Federal Student Aid on Time to Associate-Degree Attainment
Institution: University of Toledo, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Dr. Ron Opp

Click to see video from Dr. Proudfit

Dr. Bernadette Knewstubb

Dissertation Title: The Learning-Teaching Nexus: Teaching and learning in lectures as communication
Institution: La Trobe University, Australia
Doctoral Mentor: Dr. Howard Nicholas

The Judging Panel

Emerald would like to thank the following members of the judging panel, coordinated by Dr Patrick Blessinger, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:

Dr. Pamela Barnett, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Trinity Washington University, USA
Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Executive Director, International HETL Association, USA
Dr. Barbara Cozza, Associate Professor, School of Education, St. John’s University, USA
Professor Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Dr. Cath Jones, Head of Research, Informed Teaching & Curriculum & Development, University of South Wales, UK
Dr. Krassie Petrova, Senior Research Lecturer & Postgraduate Programme Leader, Information Systems & Technology, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

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