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Winners of 2016 Emerald/HETL Education Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards Announced

Emerald Publishing and the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) are delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, which recognizes excellence in research in the field of of education.


Dr Lauren Margulieux
Dissertation Title: Using Subgoal Learning and Self-Explanation to Improve Programming Education
Institution: Georgia State University, USA (PhD conferred by Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Richard Catrambone

Highly Commended

Dr Bruce Hilliard
Dissertation Title: Optimising viewer comprehension and shaping impressions and attention - Through the formatting of content in tools like Microsoft PowerPoint
Institution: Murdoch University, Australia
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Jocelyn Armarego

Dr Zoroayka Sandoval
Dissertation Title: The Development of an E-learning Usability Scale for Higher Education
Insitution: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Maria Elena Corbeil

Emerald would like to thank the follwoing members of the judging panel, co-ordinated by Dr Patrick Blessinger, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:

- Dr Patrick Blessinger, St John's University, USA
- Dr Barbara Cozza, St John's University, USA
- Dr Leslie Hitch, Northeastern University, USA
- Dr Norah Jones, University of Glamorgan, UK
- Dr Martin Reardon, East Carolina University, USA
- Dr Michele Eodice, University of Oklahoma, USA
- Dr Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

Congratulations to all the winners!