Distinguished Dissertation Award

This award recognizes a distinguished dissertation that was completed in the previous three years and addressed a topic in assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and/or statistics.

Sponsor: Division 5

Description

This award recognizes a distinguished dissertation that addressed a topic in the Division 5 fields of assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and/or statistics.

Award recipients attending the APA Annual Convention will receive the following:

  • An invitation to present at the convention (length varies by award).

  • A cash award of $500 to help offset travel expenses to the convention. 

All award recipients will also receive:

  • An honorary one-year membership to Division 5.

  • An awards plaque and a place in history.

Eligibility
  • Dissertation must have been completed within in the previous three years.

  • Neither the nominator nor nominee need be a current or former member of either APA or Division 5.

  • Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be considered.

How to Apply

Nomination materials should include:

  1. An abstract of 1,000-2,000 words that: a) summarizes the dissertation, and b) highlights its broader theoretical and/or applied relevance and importance.

  2. A letter of support from the dissertation advisor — or other faculty member from the institution where the dissertation was completed — that: describes a) the significance of the dissertation to the field, b) the implications of the project for future research, and c) the promise of the nominee for future contributions to research or professional practice.

  3. The curriculum vitae of the nominee.

  4. The names, affiliations, email addresses, telephone numbers and mailing addresses of the nominee and the nominator, and the date of completion of the dissertation.

Please send all requested nomination materials to the Award Committee Chair Mark Daniel.

Past Recipients
2014

Nathaniel E. Helwig, PhD

2013

A. G. J. (Rens) van de Schoot, PhD

2012

Zhushan “Mandy” Li

2011

Sarah Depaoli

2010

Clintin P. Davis-Stober

2009

Libo Li

2008

Hsiu-Ting Yu

2007

Guangjian Zhang

2006

Yanyan Sheng

2005

Emilio Ferrer

2004

Kristopher J. Preacher

2003

Sarah McConnell Hartz

2002

Zuru Du
Albert Maydeu-Olivares

2001

Gary J. Burkholder, Jr.

2000

Gary Robbins

1999

Louis A. Roussos

1998

Karen Draney

1997

Gary L. Thomasson

1996

Fumiaki Hamagami

1995

Carolyn J. Anderson

1994

Nalini Ambady

1993

Ruth Axman Childs

1992

Joseph L. Fava

1991

Jeanie L-Jen Weng

1990

P. Scott Richards

1989

Walter M. Houston