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2010 - 2011 Distinguished Dissertation Award Recipients



The International Society for Performance Improvement is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation Awards. The initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee. In addition to a monetary honorarium, recipients are asked to submit a manuscript based on their dissertation for consideration in Performance Improvement Quarterly and encouraged to submit a proposal to for ISPI’s Annual Conference.



First Place
Holly J. Burkett, CPT, PhD, SPHR
Change Capacity as a Determinant of Sustainable ROI Implementation in Human Resource Development Practice
Faculty Co-Sponsors: Patti Phillips, PhD, and Cyndi Gaudet, PhD
The University of Southern Mississippi

Second Place
Robert W. Lion, PhD
A Study of Performance Support for Higher Education Faculty Teaching Web-based Courses
Faculty Sponsor: John Klocinski, PhD
Capella University

Third Place
Michael L. Patterson, EdD
An Examination of Supervisory Support as a Factor Affecting Training Transfer in a Sales Organization
Faculty Sponsor: Mark Allen, PhD
Pepperdine University



First Place:
Ramaswamy Vadivelu, PhD 
A Cross Cultural Analysis of Human Performance Technology Interventions
Faculty Sponsor: James D. Klein, PhD
Arizona State University 

Second Place:
Edward Nathan, PhD 
Critical Success Factors: How One Multinational Company Develops Global e-Learning
Faculty Sponsor: Keith J. Johansen, PhD
Capella University 

Third Place:
Pamela Robinson, PhD 
A Level 4 Evaluation of a Structured On-the-Job Operator Training Intervention at a North American Paper Mill
Faculty Sponsor: Barbara A. Bailey, PhD
Capella University 


Special thanks to all 2010 participants! 
Claudia Barnett, PhD 
John Buford, PhD 
Stephanie Fuentes, PhD 
Zulma Hernandez Agosto, PhD 
Edward Nathan, PhD 
Pamela Robinson, PhD 
Paul Sabourin, PhD 
Ramaswamy Vadivelu, PhD


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