Q. How do I locate the NCU Dissertation of the Year?


Unfortunately, there is currently no way to search the NCU Dissertations database for all previous dissertation of the year winners. However,we have included links below to recent Dissertations of the Year.

Note that prior to 2012, there was a Dissertation of the Year award recipient within each School. If you need additional information about a particular School’s winner, please contact your Advisor or Dissertation Chair.

2017 Dissertation of the Year:

Squier, R. J. (2017). Hiring for performance and retention: Examining the relationship between cognitive fit and employee turnover in the U.S. navy. (School of Business and Technology Management).

2016 Dissertation of the Year:

Riccitelli, M. (2015). Science identity's influence on community college students' engagement, persistence, and performance in biology. (School of Education).

2015 Dissertation of the Year:

Spurlin, D. F. (2014). When Learning could hurt: A case study of student-veterans and their combat experiences in the classroom. (School of Education).

2014 Dissertation of the Year:

Moore, A. F. (2013). Experiences of African American women declining or delaying breast cancer surgery: A phenomenological study. (School of Business and Technology Management).

2013 Dissertation of the Year:

Collins, R. (2012). Attitudes of middle school students with disabilities toward physical education: A mixed methods examination. (School of Education). View Dr. Collins's acceptance speech on YouTube here.

2012 Dissertation of the Year:

Kabia, M. (2012). Contributions of professional certification and information technology work experience to self-reported job performance. (School of Business and Technology Management).

2011 Dissertations of the Year:

Kelly, J. A. (2011). Efficacy of hypnosis for the treatment of comorbid chronic painand insomnia in older adults. (School of Behavioral and Health Sciences).

Thomson, J. B. (2010). The relationship between student achievement and multilingualism: A quantitative causal-comparative study. (School of Education).

Thompson, T., II. (2010). Assessing the Determinants of Information Technology Adoption in Jamaica's Public Sector Using the Technology Acceptance Model. (School of Business and Technology Management).

2010 Dissertations of the Year:

Cicero, G. M. (2010). Professional school counselors as leaders and active participants in school reform: A phenomenological exploratory study to examine the perspectives of system-level supervisors of school counselors. (School of Education).

Gray, C. (2010). Assessing the use of outsourcing and offshoring for engineering designs. (School of Business and Technology Management)

Moliver, N. (2010). Psychological wellness, physical wellness,and subjective vitality in long-term yoginis over 45. (School of Behavioral and Health Sciences).

2009 Dissertations of the Year:

De Gagne, J. C. (2009). Exploring the experience of educators who teach online: A multi-method qualitative study. (School of Education).

Papavero, E. M. (2009). Assessing the relationships between person-organization fit, moral philosophy, and the motivation to lead. (School of Psychology).

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