Research Poster Session

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

JBK Legacy Hall

Ed.D. Poster Session


Another exciting research event for cohorts that are beginning work on their empirical studies is the Ed.D. Workshop Research Poster Session that will be held annually on campus in tandem with the WTAMU/TASB School Board Conference. Special invited judges will award prizes for First, Second, Third Place winners and Honorable Mention as the Ed.D. program provides one of the first venues for doctoral candidates to feature their research.

Poster Presentation Guidelines for TASB/WTAMU School Board Workshop

A poster session is a graphic presentation of a researcher’s study. Research should reflect the doctoral candidate’s proposed empirical study. Anticipated findings may be illustrated by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams and a small amount of text through a poster-presentation format. The researcher remains by his/her poster during the established conference time with other poster presenters. During this time, the author has the opportunity to discuss their proposed study problem of practice, research questions, and anticipated findings with other conference attendees circulating among the poster presentations. If you are unable to attend during the poster conference, please contact your Chair who may stand in for you.

To present a poster, you should submit an abstract of 200 words or less to the Ed.D. Research Poster Session Committee via the One Drive account that has been shared with you as doctoral candidates. Include your problem of practice, proposed research questions, methodology, and anticipated findings in your abstract.

Poster Board Displays

Posters should be 36” x 48” and be able to stand on the easel provided.  If you are using PowerPoint, be certain the dimensions of your slide coincide to the poster dimensions. After submitting your approved poster to the IT Instruction Technology Services (ITS) c/o Brandon Steinle ( to prepare your poster, the Ed.D. program will cover the cost for a 36” x 48” glossy poster stock paper ($36.00) for you. Note: Chairs may contact Academic Technology, 806-651-7904, for poster support and printing.

Basic Poster Format

Poster text should be well-labeled in a simple font (such as Arial or a Sans Serif style). Avoid the use of fancy fonts for professional presentations. The effectiveness of a poster presentation can be enhanced greatly by the inclusion of color, photos, and graphics where appropriate. A good poster presentation is organized, neat, eye-catching, and presents a clear message.

Posters often include the following components:

  • title of the project (bolded and all-caps), author's name (and any coauthors and faculty chairs, etc.) bolded and mixed upper/lower case, and name of department/institution
  • abstract or introduction
  • literature review summary
  • discussion or conclusions in relation to your research question(s) or hypothesis, written in user-friendly language
  • references (using the approved format of APA 7) - this section may use a smaller font 

Other points to remember:

  • Use short sentences and simple words.
  • Columns should be left-aligned rather than centered.
  • Do not use acronyms, jargon, or unusual abbreviations.
  • Tables and graphs should have any unnecessary information removed.
  • Examples of some research posters will be provided.
Faculty Presentations
View Ed.D. Faculty Research Poster Presentations at the 2023 WT Faculty Research Poster Session.
Dr. Janet Hindman - Photo