Tony Adams

Tony Adams

Professor, Chairperson, Department of Communication

    Caterpillar Global Communication Center 300B



Dr. Tony Adams, Chairperson of the Department of Communication, started at Bradley University in the Fall of 2017. Prior to coming to  Bradley, he was a faculty member at Northeastern Illinois University (2008-2017).  He was named the Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, the highest research award at Northeastern in 2017.

Tony 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 60 articles and book chapters and has (co)authored and/or (co)edited six books including Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction (Routledge), Autoethnography (Oxford University Press), and the Handbook of Autoethnography (Routledge). 

He has facilitated workshops on qualitative research at numerous institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, Texas A&M, the University of Alabama, and the Summer Research Intensive at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a co-editor of the Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives book series (Routledge).