Eleven nominations representing three CPED institutions (University of Louisville, Virginia Commonwealth University and Arizona State University) were received in 2012 for the first ever Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice Award. A Committee comprised of nine CPED faculty members representing eight CPED institutions was assembled to develop a set of criteria that would distinguish the dissertation of scholarly practitioners as work grounded in high quality research with the potential to impact practice in education. The Committee worked for almost a year developing the criteria that were used to judge submissions. This week, the Committee announced two winners and one Honorable Mention. Learn more from the CPED website.