This study explored the extent to which doctoral students are conducting community-engaged scholarship and investigated the characteristics of their degree-granting institutions. The research utilized the most immediate work of doctoral students by examining completed dissertations. Analysis showed which graduate students are pursuing community engagement through their scholarship, whether they are increasing in number, and the fields of study and institution types with which they are affiliated. By identifying who is producing engaged scholars, best practices can be identified in the future. In addition, the findings revealed which disciplines and institution types have room to increase their output of community-engaged research.

Jaeger, A. J., Tuchmayer, J. B., & Morin, S. M. (2014). The Engaged Dissertation: Exploring Trends in Doctoral Student Research. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18(4), 71-96. Full Text.