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Call for Entries: 2024 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award

Have you or do you know someone who recently completed a doctoral dissertation related to educator preparation? Now is the time to submit entries for the AACTE 2024 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award. The deadline for submission is July 28.

This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.

Overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Research and Dissemination, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize as well as special recognition at AACTE’s Annual Meeting in Aurora/Denver, CO, February 16 – 18, 2024.

Who can submit?

Individuals receiving a doctorate since January 1, 2022, may apply for this award. The primary selection criterion is quality of scholarship. In addition, the following criteria apply:

  • Authors must have successfully defended their dissertation by the award submission date, and
  • Authors need not be from AACTE member institutions.

Which publications are eligible?

  • The dissertation must make a significant original contribution to the knowledge about or practice of educator preparation and must address educator preparation issues, practices, or policies.

  • The dissertation must be effectively organized, present a logically developed position, and provide evidence to support the conclusions drawn. An individual may submit only one entry each year.

Are you ready to submit?

Learn more here and submit your entry by July 28.

For more information about this award, contact Weade James at 202-478-4591 or wjames@aacte.org.