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.

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Leadership Strategies and Initiatives for Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
Krista K. Laursen
Award Date: 2014
Degree: Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
School: Management

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An Analysis of Governance Policies and Practices in one School District Regarding English Learners
Lynn V. Lysko
Award Date: 2013
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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A Summative Program Evaluation of a Systemic Intervention on Student Achievement and AP Participation
Kristal Dawn Ayres
Award Date: 2012
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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The stakeholder scorecard: Evaluating the influence of stakeholder relationships on corporate performance
David J. Finch
Award Date: 2011
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Administrative Responsibilities for Implementing the Jacobs Model of Curriculum Mapping
Valerie Lyle
Award Date: 2011
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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The use of human patient simulators to enhance the clinical decision making of nursing students
Sharon Kay Powell-Laney
Award Date: 2011
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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Social capital influences upon Internet usage of rural Guatemalan English teachers for professional development
Douglas Hudson Tedford
Award Date: 2010
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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Bridging the gap: Home-school partnerships in kindergarten
Keenjal Pattni-Shah
Award Date: 2009
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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The attitudes of regular education teachers regarding inclusion for students with autism
Kimberly Showalter-Barnes
Award Date: 2008
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
School: Education

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The noncontribution of some data in least squares regression predictions
Teresa Louise Bittner
Award Date: 2007
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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A probabilistic multidimensional data model and its applications in business management
Bhaskara Reddy Moole
Award Date: 2006
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Firm Value in the Oil and Gas Industry
Javier Fadul
Award Date: 2005
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Psychological resilience: The influence of positive and negative life events upon optimism, hope, and perceived locus of control
Michael Philip Hand
Award Date: 2004
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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Nursing students' experiences of workplace violence and aggression: Making sense of the phenomenon for educators
Bonnie Jean Beardsley
Award Date: 2003
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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Effectiveness of a relaxation technique to decrease the memory and behavior problems of Alzheimer's patients
Stella Maris Verna
Award Date: 2002
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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The validity of the transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership model as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ 5X)
John Antonakis
Award Date: 2001
Degree:
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Psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer: The role of marital support and approach coping
Jacqueline K. Schonholtz
Award Date: 2000
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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Oyster fisheries management of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay
Diana Locke
Award Date: 1999
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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The midlife quest for meaning as revealed in critical reflective journals of midlevel community college academic administrators participating in a continuing professional education program: A phenomenological analysis
Roberta Albom Liebler
Award Date: 1998
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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The father-wound in folklore: A critique of Mitscherlich, Bly, and their followers
Hal W. Lanse
Award Date: 1997
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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Environmental public policy: An analysis of public opinion and environmental legislation in North Carolina
John Carson Cato
Award Date: 1995
Degree: Ph.D.
School:

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Nietzschean pedagogy: A revaluation for contemporary education
Arthur Gilmore Ogden
Award Date: 1996
Degree: Ph.D.
School: