Best Dissertation Award
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, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Each submission will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- 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 PDF copy of the dissertation and can include a letter explaining why the nominated dissertation merits this recognition.
The winner will receive $500, as well as reimbursement of at least $500 in travel expenses to attend the 2022 conference and a waiver of the conference registration fee.
Nominations should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (including the students’ dissertation and the information listed below) by March 15, 2022.
The Best Dissertation award will be presented at the 2022 Public Management Research Conference to be held in Arizona in May.
Information included in the nomination email:
- Nominators name and email
- Name and email of the author of the dissertation (the former PhD student)
- If you have a letter of recommendation, please attach it (pdf)
- Remember to attach student’s dissertation (pdf)
The 2022 Best Dissertation Award Committee members are:
Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Aarhus University, email@example.com Chair
James Wright, Florida State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Linos Berkeley, University of California email@example.com
The PMRA Best Dissertation Award recognizes exemplary public management research at the doctoral level.
2021 – Shelena Keulemans, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Radboud University
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