This award is bestowed upon a Walden student whose dissertation is judged as meeting the highest university standards of academic excellence.

It honors the dedicated life and distinguished career of one of the nation’s foremost experts in demography, Dr. Harold L. Hodgkinson, who also played an instrumental role in the establishment and academic development of this university.

Recipients

2018

  • Winter: John R. Buhmeyer, PhD
    School of Health Sciences
    College of Health Sciences
    Pain Management, Gender, and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients
  • Summer: Wilfred Hing Sang Wong, PhD
    School of Health Sciences
    College of Health Sciences
    The Association Between Child Abuse and Attempted Suicide in Hong Kong

2017

  • Winter: Lori Salgado, PhD
    School of Public Policy and Administration
    Experiences of Colorado Parents as They Recognized Their Child’s Mental Illness
  • Summer: Carol Ikard, PhD
    The Aesthetic Experience, Flow and Smart Technology: Viewing Art in a Virtual Environment

2016

  • Winter: Wayne A. Wallace, PhD
    The Effect of Confirmation Bias on Criminal Investigative Decision Making
  • Summer: Ardian Shajkovci, PhD
    Radicalization and Safety and Security in the Balkans: An Ethnographic Study

2015

  • Winter: Joshua M. Garrin, PhD
    School of Psychology
    Inspiring Change: Exercise Self-Efficacy, Dispositional Optimism and Perceived Stress in College Seniors
  • Summer: Stacey Pilling, PhD
    A Qualitative Analysis of Migrant Women Farmworkers’ Perceptions of Maternal Care Management

2014

2013

2012

2010

  • Dr. Carl Eckrode

2009

  • Dr. Christopher Charles Plum

2008

  • Dr. Lydia Apori-Nkansah

2007

  • Dr. Ronald Paige

2006

  • Dr. Nancy Musarra

2005

  • Dr. Stan Amaladas

2004

  • Dr. Janet Pershing
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