Psychology and Social Behavior PhD wins Martha Newkirk Award for Excellence in Research

May 2017

Adam Fine has been awarded the Martha Newkirk Award for Excellence in Research. Fine, who is earning his PhD in Psychology and Social Behavior, advanced to candidacy in April.

So far, Fine has published 13 articles, 10 of which he was the first author. For his dissertation, he designed four studies to examine how adolescents develop perceptions towards the criminal justice system, and how those perceptions affect offending.

In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Fine has served as lab manager for a project tracking more than 1,200 male juvenile offenders called “Crossroads.” For the project, Fine coordinated and analyzed data for three separate sites and managed undergraduate researchers.