Joseph C. Beckham Nominations: Dissertation of the Year

Deadline: July 1, 2016 by or before 4:00 p.m. EDT:


To be considered, the dissertation must:

• Have a theoretical base.

• Be conceptually clear and address an important problem or hypothesis.

• Contain a comprehensive and relevant review of applicable literature.

• Demonstrate a methodologically sound approach present a cogent analysis of data show significant results and discussion.

• Be written in a scholarly style with appropriate documentation.

ELA uses a blind-review process with multiple readers to evaluate the dissertations. The chair or a member of the student’s dissertation committee, as a member of ELA, should submit a letter of nomination that includes an endorsement attesting to the nominee’s eligibility and specifying the meritorious nature of the dissertation. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

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