Emory Cowen Dissertation Award

EMORY L. COWEN DISSERTATION AWARD FOR THE PROMOTION OF WELLNESS

The Society for Community Research and Action grants an annual dissertation award to the best dissertation identified on a topic relevant to positive well-being and the prevention of dysfunction completed during the prior two years. The Dissertation Award was established in 1997.

Past Award Recipients

2016      Sarah Reed

Dissertation Title: Thriving and Adapting: Resilience, sense of community and systemics among young Black gay and bisexual men

2015      Andrew Case

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Dissertation Title: More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring a Black Cultural Center as a Counterspace for African American College Students

2014      Lindsay Satterwhite Mayberry

              Advisor:  Beth Shinn & Craig Anne Helfinger

Dissertation Title: Family Processes in the Context of Housing Instability and Intensive Service Use: Implications for Parenting and Caregiver Wellbeing

2013      Frank Snyder

            Advisor: Brian Flay

Dissertation Title: Enhancing social-emotional and character development for youths' success: A theoretical orientation and an evaluation using a cluster-randomized design

2012      Allison Dymnicki

            Advisor: Roger Weissberg                 

Dissertation Title: The Relation of School Factors to Changes Associated with a Violence Prevention Program

2011      David Faigan, Bowling Green State University

            Advisor:

Dissertation Title: Community-based Theater and Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities: An Investigation of Individual and Group Development, Social Activism, and Community Integration

2010        Natalie Wilkins, Georgia State University

              Advisor: Gabriel Kuperminc

Dissertation Title: Family Processes Promoting Achievement Motivation and Perceived School Competence among Latino Youth: A Cultural-ecological-transactional Perspective

2009        Andrew Lohmann, Claremont Graduate University

              Adviser: Dale Berger

Dissertation Title: The Impact of a Freeway on Neighborhood: Sense of community, Size, and Methods of Measurement

2008        Louis Brown, Wichita State University

              Advisor: Greg Meissen

Dissertation Title: Making it Sane: The Participation Benefits of Consumer-Run Organizations

2007        Lisabeth Finn


2005        Elise Cappella, University of California at Berkeley

              Advisor: Rhona Weinstein

 Dissertation Title: The Prevention of Social Aggression Among Girls

2004      Caren Caty, California School of Professional Psychology

2003      Jessica Rose Goodkind, Michigan State University

Dissertation Title: Promoting Refuge Well-Being: A Community Based Advocacy and Learning Intervention.

2002      Shaun Haines, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco

2001      Iain Butterworth

2000      Emily Ozer, University of California at Berkeley

Dissertation Title: Urban Adolescents' Exposure to Violence: The Role of Support, School Safety, and Social Constraints in a School-Based Sample of Boys and Girls.

1999      Sybil Madison

1998      Htiro Yoshikawa, New York University

1997      Lisa Blum, Rutgers University