Created in 2008, the SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards are given for dissertations completed in the previous year that are unusually noteworthy.  This award comes with a $500 honorarium and nominations are submitted by the mentor of the dissertation thesis.

The awards are presented at SRCD’s Biennial Meeting. A list of previous award recipients can be found below:

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards


  • Arya Ansari
  • Chelsea L. Derlan
  • Emily Fyfe
  • Julian Jara-Ettinger
  • Jessica P. Lougheed
  • Kristen Tummeltshammer


  • Natalie H. Brito
  • Camelia E. Hostinar
  • Sergey Kornilov
  • Laura Kurdziel
  • Yalda T. Uhls


  • Rachel Farr
  • Eva Telzer
  • Christina Weiland
  • David Yeager


  • Krista Byers-Heinlein
  • Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson
  • Carrie L. Masten
  • Kasey C. Soska
  • Amrish Vaish


  • Jessica S. Horst
  • Felix A. Warneken
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Andrea Gonzalez
  • Aaron P. Metzger
  • Brian T. Wymbs

Nominations are no longer being accepted for this round of awards.  Please check back in the summer of 2018 for more details regarding the 2019 Biennial Awards Nomination process.