The Best Dissertation Award
2021 Call for Nominees
The purpose of the PMRA Best Dissertation Award is to encourage and reward exemplary public management research at the doctoral level. To be eligible for consideration, dissertations must have been completed and defended between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
Each submission will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- Poses important and timely research questions;
- Considers relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
- Employs an appropriate research design for the research question at hand;
- Provides thoughtful interpretation of research findings, validly infers theoretical and applied implications of the results, appropriately caveats the research results, and suggests promising directions for future research;
- Generates knowledge that is both practically and theoretically relevant;
- Is logically, concisely, and clearly written.
Nominations must include a letter explaining why the nominated dissertation merits this recognition, as well as a PDF copy of the dissertation.
The winner will receive $500, as well as reimbursement of at least $500 in travel expenses to attend the 2021 conference and a waiver of the conference registration fee.
Nominations should be made at BestDiss2021 by March 10, 2021. The submission form follows the criteria above. If experiencing technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Dissertation award will be presented at the 2021 Public Management Research Conference to be held at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, June 23-26.
The 2021 Best Dissertation Award Committee members are:
- Milena Neshkova, Florida International University, email@example.com, Chair
- Bert George, Ghent University, bert.George@ugent.be
- Amanda Girth, Ohio State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Liang Ma, Renmin University of China, email@example.com
2020 – Miyeon Song, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina
2019 – Andrea Headley, Assistant Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
2018 – Huafang Li, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University