This award is given to 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.

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The Effect of Confirmation Bias in Criminal Investigative Decision Making
Wayne A. Wallace
Award Date: 2016
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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A Qualitative Analysis of Migrant Women Farmworkers'
Stacey A. Pilling
Award Date: 2015
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
School: Health Services

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Inspiring Change: Exercise Self-Efficacy, Dispositional Optimism, and Perceived Stress in College Seniors
Joshua M. Garrin
Award Date: 2015
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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Gestational and Pregestational Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A Meta-analysis of Maternal and Fetal Outcomes
Saulat Jahan
Award Date: 2014
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Health

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A Multiple Case Study Analysis of the Positive Deviance Approach in Community Health
Piroska Bisits Bullen
Award Date: 2013
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Health

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Efficacy of Fixed Infrared Thermography for Identification of Subjects with Influenza-like Illness
Christopher M. Hinnerichs
Award Date: 2012
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Health

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Physiologic Capacity as a Predictor of Postoperative Complications and Associated Costs in Three Types of Oncological Surgeries
Vicky D. Woodruff
Award Date: 2011
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Health Services

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Periodicity of epidemics of invasive disease due to infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States
C A. Eckrode
Award Date: 2010
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Health

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Transitional justice in postconflict contexts: The case of Sierra Leone's dual accountability mechanisms
Lydia Apori-Nkansah
Award Date: 2008
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Policy and Administration

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Interaction within Individualized Education Program meetings: Conversation analysis of a collective case study
Christopher Charles Plum
Award Date: 2009
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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The relationship between self-directed informal learning and the career development process of technology users
Ronald D. Paige
Award Date: 2007
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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Information-processing skills related to working memory in individuals with Asperger's disorder
Nancy Lynn Musarra
Award Date: 2006
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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A narrative inquiry into the experiences of individuals in the midst of organizational change: A shift from systems to stories
Stanley M. Amaladas
Award Date: 2005
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Beliefs about the appropriate degree of directiveness in the management relationship, as related to demographic characteristics, educational background, and organizational position
Janet L. Pershing
Award Date: 2004
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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HIV/AIDS in context: The culture of health promotion among Ndau women in rural Zimbabwe
Lynne Duffy
Award Date: 2003
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Health Services

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The effectiveness of experiential education in executive development
Marlene Handley Rodenbaugh
Award Date: 2002
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Cross-cultural interpretations of fraud: An attitudinal study in a Middle Eastern multinational corporation
Douglas Moore Watson
Award Date: 2001
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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An analysis of physicians' reluctance to follow terminally ill patients' advance directives
Norma Poirier
Award Date: 2000
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Public Health

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Validation: The missing link in recovery from childhood sexual abuse?
Jill Wollenzien-Daniels
Award Date: 1999
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Psychology

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Portrait of success: A situational analysis case study of students challenged by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Sandra Hundley Zimmermann
Award Date: 1998
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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A content analysis study of Portable Assisted Study Sequence mathematics curricular materials for migrant students using the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards
Karen I. Conger
Award Date: 1997
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Education

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Coping strategies and adaptation mechanisms utilized by female Holocaust survivors from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Joy Erlichman Miller
Award Date: 1996
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Human Services

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The effects of international trade on income inequality in the United States, 1979-1992
Thomas James Milton
Award Date: 1995
Degree: Ph.D.
School: Management

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Quality control practices for postoperative eye care in rural Arizona
Robert Mark Rummel
Award Date: 1994
Degree: Ph.D.
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