Gadaire to Compete for Regional Master’s Thesis Honors

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Drew Gadaire, MA, Psychology, was recognized as UNC Charlotte’s 2019 Outstanding Master’s Thesis recipient and will compete for the regional award in March 2020 at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) annual meeting in Birmingham. 

Having received his Master’s Degree in May, 2018, Gadaire currently is pursuing his Ph.D. in Health Psychology at UNC Charlotte.  His Master’s thesis, “Assessing the Predictive Sensitivity of Early Childhood Screening Variables to Improve Pre-K Eligibility Decisions,” is available for download.

Gadaire was nominated for the award by his thesis advisor, Dr. Ryan Kilmer, professor, Department of Psychological Science.

The purpose of the Master’s Thesis Awards is to encourage enhanced research skills.  Outstanding Master’s Thesis award winners are selected on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline. For his award, Gadaire received $500 and a plaque from UNC Charlotte and will receive $1,000 plus travel expenses to attend the 2020 CSGS annual meeting.

For more information on the Master's Thesis Award, please visit the Center for Graduate Life’s Research Skills website.  For information about careers in psychology, please vist UNC Charlotte's Department of Psychological Science