ISPI is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation Awards. The initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee, chaired this year by James Marken, PhD, Old Dominion University. The recipients will be recognized on April 21, during ISPI’s Awards Luncheon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

First Place
A Mediated Model of Trust and Its Antecedents in the Client-Consultant Relationship
William L. Solomonson, CPT, PhDFaculty Sponsor: Ingrid Guerra-Lopez, PhD
Wayne State University
Second Place
A Delphi Study into the Efficacy of Clinical Simulation Performance Assessment in Credentialing Healthcare Providers
Kristina Stillsmoking, PhDFaculty Sponsor: Jaime Barron, PhD
Mentor: Paul Hardt, EdD
Capella University
Third Place
The Instructional Effects of Knowledge-Based Community of Practice Learning Environments on Student Achievement and Knowledge Convergence
Darryl C. Draper, PhDFaculty Sponsor: Susan M. Land, PhD
Pennsylvania State University