Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

27th Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award
Call for Nominations
Deadline: January 11, 2017

For over 60 years, the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has been an association of university professors and industry professionals who teach and prepare students for professions in broadcasting and related emerging technologies. BEA seeks nominations for the 27th Annual Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award.  Established by Kenneth Harwood, Professor at the University of Houston and a former President of the BEA, the award offers $1,000 for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in broadcasting and electronic media. The award was established through gifts started by Professor Harwood and a donation from a friend of BEA.

Nominees must have been awarded the Ph.D. degree between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Dissertations nominated for the award without the support of the dissertation director or department chair will not be considered.

Nomination materials must be received by Wednesday, January 11, 2017, and must include the following two items:

  • A PDF letter of nomination from the dissertation director or department chair of the degree-granting institution. (Send seven copies if you plan to mail the letter to BEA.)
  • A PDF of the full dissertation (including abstract).

Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered for the award. Contact Heather Birks at if you have any questions.

Only dissertations completed at BEA member institutions are eligible for the award.  To check if your university is a BEA institutional member contact.  Click here for a list of BEA Member Schools

The recipient will be recognized at the BEA2017 Awards Ceremony held in Las Vegas at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  BEA encourages those whose are nominated to attend the BEA2017 Annual Convention April 22 – 26, 2017.

Please upload letters and dissertations with the name of the nominee on all files, and include a brief description of the document in the description box below (ie. Nomination Letter for XXXX):