Chairperson, Department of Communication, Professor, Communication
Caterpillar Global Communication Center 300B
Dr. Adams started at Bradley University in the Fall of 2017. Prior to Bradley, he was a faculty member at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU; 2008-2017). In 2017, he was named NEIU's Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, the highest research award given at the university.
Dr. Adams received an A.S. from Danville Area Community College, a B.A. and a M.S. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. He has published more than 75 articles and book chapters and has (co)authored and (co)edited seven books including Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction (Routledge), Autoethnography (Oxford University Press), and the Handbook of Autoethnography (Routledge).
Dr. Adams has facilitated workshops on communication and qualitative research at numerous institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, Texas A&M, the University of Alabama, the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, and the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He is a co-editor of the Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives book series (Routledge) and founding co-editor of the Journal of Autoethnography (University of California Press).