Scholar, Administrator, and Consultant
Fulbright Alumnus, Mass Communication Senior Specialist 2011-2014

Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dr. Ty Adams is a natural United States of America citizen. Although he has no siblings, he does have two beautiful children who are the center of his personal life. He is married to Dalila Reyes Alvarez, a Mexican national. Dr. Adams spends his free time reading and writing books, textbooks, academic journal articles, and editorial pieces. He also spends a great deal of his service time advising social justice programs.

Educated at The Florida State University (Ph.D. in Communication & Educational Leadership, 1995; M.S. in Communication Theory, 1992) and the University of Florida (B.A. in Communication Studies, 1990), Adams is an organizational specialist. He was a D’Aquin Endowed Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana from 2006 to 2013, and was an Assistant & Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana from 1998 to 2006. He began his career as a full-time Instructor in 1993 with the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Over the past decade, Adams has focused on internationalizing his professional network, thereby expanding his academic perspective.

He has held several distinctive appointments because of this global shift. Currently, he is in Dubai as Dean of Media and Mass Communication at the American University in the Emirates, located in the smart-city tech hub of Silicon Oasis. Previous to that, he was in Nassau, The Bahamas as Dean of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning at the University of The Bahamas. He was also in Mexico City as a Distinguished Foreign Visiting Professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (2017-2018). As well, he was also based in Kuwait City at the Gulf University for Science & Technology as Professor of Mass Communication (2015-2016). Dr. Adams was also Vice Dean at The University of Business & Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2013-2014). Adams also taught in Pescara, Italy, as Da Vinci Fellow of Strategic Communication at D’Annunzio University (Fall 2012). While on appointment in Central Asia for the U.S. Department of State as a CIES Fulbright Senior Specialist, Adams was selected to be Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (2011-2012).

From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Adams was the Graduate Studies Director at the University of Louisiana, where he mentored numerous graduate students into top Ph.D. programs. In 2006, he was a JSA Professor of Communication at Yale University. He was also a McGee Fellow at The University of Iowa (1998), specializing in new communication technology (NCT). During Summer 1997, he was appointed a Visiting Scholar at St. Benet’s Hall at Oxford University. As well, he was a Debate Coach at Florida State University from 1990 to 1993, and a Champion Debater at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1990. Contact him directly via email at — tyadams.334@gmail.com.