Joy Adams

Senior Researcher
Association of American Geographers
1710 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-3198

Phone:202-234-1450 ext 164

Background Information

Joy K. Adams is a Senior Researcher at the headquarters of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C., where she is a consultant for projects on professional development and careers for geographers, geographic education, and diversity within the discipline. She received her Ph.D. and B.A. degrees in geography from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in applied geography from Texas State University. Prior to joining the AAG staff, Joy was a full-time faculty member for eight years, having held positions in the geography departments at Humboldt State University, Texas State University-San Marcos, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her teaching and research have focused on cultural landscapes, ethnic geography, historical geography, and geotourism in the U.S. and Canada.

Related Pedagogical Projects

I am currently a research consultant for the following AAG projects related to teaching and learning:

ALIGNED: Addressing Locally-tailored Information Infrastructure & Geoscience Needs for Enhancing Diversity

EDGE: Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography

Aligning Learning Outcomes and Workforce Competencies for Terminal Geography and Geology Master's Degree Programs

My Community, Our Earth: Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development/NASA SERVIR Partnership

I am also the project manager for the AAG's careers and professional development education and outreach and a Fellow of the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Texas State University.

During my teaching career, I was a Service Learning Fellow and member of the Service Learning and Community Engagement Advisory at Humboldt State University. I also participated in the Redwood Writing Project (local branch of the National Writing Project) and Writing Across the Curriculum. In 2005, I participated in the Geography Faculty Development Alliance's summer workshop for early-career faculty.