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Walden University Awards:
Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study

Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

Overview

The Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study is bestowed upon a Walden student whose doctoral study is judged as meeting the highest standards of academic excellence. This award was created to honor Dr. Dilley’s academic contributions to North American higher education as well as his dedication to Walden University’s academic programs.

Faculty nominate students for this award.

Nomination Information

Recipients

2020

Winter

Dr. Carolyn McKiney-Mack
Recruiting Strategies for Increasing the Number of Emergency Medical Technician Personnel
College of Management and Technology


2019

Summer

Mark Anthony Long, DBA
Leadership, Perceptions, and Turnover in Fire and Emergency New Zealand
College of Management and Technology

Winter

Julie Evener, EdD
Organizational Learning in Libraries at For-Profit Colleges and Universities
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership


2018

Summer

Mick Needham, EdD, BCBA-D
Behavioral Outcomes of the BOSS Teaching Program With Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
School of Education and Professional Licensure
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Winter

Donald E. Schlomer, DBA
Strategies for Exploring: ACAT III Requirement Approval Process


2017

Summer: None

Winter

Betsy J. Macht, DBA

Strategies to Influence a Quality and Compliance Culture

School of Management


2016

Winter: None

Summer: None


2015

Winter: None

Summer: None


2014

Summer: None

Winter

Kristal D. Ayres, EdD
A Summative Program Evaluation of a Systemic Intervention on Student Achievement and AP Participation


2013

Dr. Lynn Lysko


2012

Dr. Kristal D. Ayres


2011


2010

  • Dr. Kenneth Powers
  • Dr. Douglas Hudson Tedford*

2009

  • Dr. Keenjal Pattni-Shah
  • Dr. Kimberly Showalter-Barnes*

2007

  • Dr. Teresa Bittner

2006

  • Dr. Bhaskara Reddy Moole

2005

  • Dr. Javier Fadul

*Winners of what was formerly called the Outstanding Doctoral Study Award.

Note: Winners prior to summer 2011 were PhD students who received the award for their outstanding dissertation work.