ACPA is seeking applications for the 2022 Marylu K. McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize a completed dissertation that demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in the general field of student affairs/student services. The dissertation may be in any scholarly tradition or methodology and focus on any topic in the field.
The recipient will receive a plaque, complimentary annual convention registration for the recipient and their advisor, and a cash award of $1,000. The recipient will also have a reserved slot to present the dissertation results in a session at the 2022 Annual Convention.
The applicant’s faculty nominator must be the dissertation committee chair or member of the dissertation committee, and a member of ACPA at the time of nomination. The faculty nominator must sign and submit a certificate statement verifying the applicant has met the degree requirements of the institution and has been signed off by the applicant’s dissertation committee between April 1, 2020 and August 1, 2021.
The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2021. Please direct questions to Drs. Orkideh Mohajeri (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Tricia Shalka (email@example.com), Dissertation of the Year Committee Co-Chairs.
The Dissertation of the Year Award is named in honor of Dr. Marylu McEwen, Professor Emerita in the Student Affairs concentration with the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The financial award is funded by the ACPA Foundation through an endowment started by a generous gift in honor of Marylu McEwen.
Additional information on Dr. McEwen can be found here.