An Embarrassment to Higher Education

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Re: An Embarrassment to Higher Education

Post by Will Williams » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:32 pm

Grimork wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:22 am
... I have a lot of questions and a gunshot suicide just isn't conclusive to me, they didn't even spend hardly any time "investigating" at all.
Did Mike have family? A will? Who may have had a motive to "suicide" this "unpopular figure?" BLM? Antifa? Those are questions authorities investigate.

Mike had a distinguished academic career. His Vita:
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MIKE S. ADAMS
Office Address:
Dept. of Sociology and Criminology
UNC-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910.962.3425

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Sociology, Mississippi State University, 1993
Area of Specialization: Crime and Deviance.
M.S. Psychology, Mississippi State University, 1989.
B.A. Psychology, Mississippi State University, 1987.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Research interests: causes of delinquency (esp. differential association and labeling),
campus due process and free speech issues.
Teaching interests: First Amendment and crime, evidence law, criminal procedure.

CURRENT POSITION
April 2014 to Present: Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University
of North Carolina at Wilmington.
August 2016 to Present: Criminal Justice Program Coordinator.
Responsibilities: Course scheduling and other general administrative duties.
August 1998 to August 2014: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
August 1993 to August 1998: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Courses Taught
Crime & Delinquency.
Criminal Law & Procedure.
Criminology.
Introduction to Criminal Justice.
Introduction to Sociology.
Juvenile Delinquency.
Law of Evidence.
Minorities, Crime, & Criminal Justice Policy.
Research Methods in Criminal Justice.
Senior Seminar: First Amendment and Crime.
Trials of the Century.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Adams, Mike S. (2017). Censorship in the UNC System: Correcting the Narrative.
Academic Questions. 30: 210-223.
Adams, Mike S. (2015). The Criminologists’ Imagination: C. Wright Mills and
the Legacy of Subjectivity. Academic Questions. 28: 196-206.
Adams, Mike S. (2015). Academic Freedom on Trial: Adams v. UNCW and the
Welcome Erosion of Garcetti. Academic Questions. 28: 54-65.
Adams, Mike S. (2013). Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid
Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand. Washington, DC:
Regnery Publishing.
Adams, Mike S. (2012). Pseudo-Scholarship and Women Who Hate Men.
Academic Questions 25: 568-572.
Adams, Mike S. (2009). A Delinquent Discipline: The Rise and Fall of Criminology.
Academic Questions 22: 491-503.
Adams, Mike S., Reid C. Toth. (2006). Unanticipated Consequences of Hate Crime
Legislation.” Judicature 90: 129-135.
Adams, Mike S. (2004). Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel: Confessions of a
Conservative College Professor. Augusta: Harbor House Publishing.
Evans, T. David, and Mike S. Adams. (2003). Salvation or Damnation? Religion and
Correctional Ideology. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 28: 15-35.
Adams, Mike S., Gray-Ray, Phyllis, Ray, Melvin C., and Craig T. Robertson. (2003).
Labeling and Delinquency. Adolescence. 38: 171-186.
Adams, Mike S. (2000). The Execution of the Mentally Retarded: An Examination of the
Case of John Paul Penry. Humanity & Society. 24:295-304.
Adams, Mike S., Johnson, James D., and T. David Evans. (1998). Racial Differences in
Informal Labeling Effects. Deviant Behavior. 19:157-171.
Adams, Mike S. (1997). Ecuadorean Justice: Inside the Gates of El Centro de
Rehabilitación Social de Varones #2. Humanity & Society. 21:199-204.
Johnson, James D., Adams, Mike S., Hall, William, and Leslie Ashburn. (1997). Race,
Media, and Violence: Differential Racial Effects of Exposure to Violent News
Stories . Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 19:81-90.
Adams, Mike S. and T. David Evans. (1996). Teacher Labeling, Delinquent Peers, and
Self-Reported Delinquency: A Longitudinal Test of Labeling Theory. The Urban
Review. 28:199-211.
Adams, Mike S. (1996). Labeling and Differential Association: Towards A
General Social Learning Perspective of Crime and Deviance. American Journal
of Criminal Justice. 20:101-118.
Johnson, James D., Adams, Mike S., Ashburn, Leslie, and William Reed. (1995).
Differential Gender Effects of Exposure to Rap Music on Black Adolescents'
Acceptance of Teen Dating Violence. Sex Roles. 33:597-605.
McMillen, David L., Adams, Mike S., Wells-Parker, Elisibeth, Pang, Mark G., and
Bradley J. Anderson. (1992). Personality Traits and Behaviors of Alcohol
Impaired Drivers: A Comparison of First and Multiple Offenders. Addictive
Behaviors.17:407-414.
PROFESSIONAL REPORTS
Adams, Mike S., and T.D. Evans. (1995). New Hanover County Survey of Crime
Victimization, Fear of Crime, and Public Response to Crime. A Final Report for
the Office of Research Administration, University of North Carolina at
Wilmington. (In conjunction with the Charles C. Cahill research award).
Melvin C. Ray. (1993). Multijurisdictional Drug Task Forces in Mississippi: Are
They Making a Difference? A Final Report for the Social Science
Research Center, Mississippi State University. (Contributing Author).
Melvin C. Ray. (1991). Drug Control Program Evaluation In Mississippi: Using
Multiple Outcome Performance Measures. A Final Report for the Social Science
Research Center, Mississippi State University. (Contributing Author).

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Adams, Mike S. (2000). The Execution of the Mentally Retarded: An Examination of the
Case of John Paul Penry. Presented at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the
Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University.
Adams, Mike S. (1996). Ecuadorean Justice: Inside the Gates of El Centro de
Rehabilitación Social de Varones #2. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the
American Society of Criminology.
Adams, Mike S., and Melvin C. Ray. (1993). Differential Association and
Secondary Deviance: Testing for Differential Effects by Race. Presented at the
Annual Meetings of Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.
Adams, Mike S. (1992). Labeling and Differential Association: Towards A
General Social Learning Perspective of Crime and Deviance. Presented at
the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology.
Adams, Mike S., and Craig T. Robertson. (1992). Labeling and Delinquency Among
Rural Youth. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Mid-South Sociological
Association.
Adams, Mike S., and Melvin C. Ray. (1992). Fear of Crime Among College
Students: Some Unexplored Correlates. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the
Mid-South Sociological Association.
Adams, Mike S. (1992). Associations With Delinquent Peers and Illicit Substance Use
among Youths. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Alabama-Mississippi
Sociological Association.
Adams, Mike S. (1990). Personality, Driving-Related Attitudes, and Arrest
History Differences Between First Time and Multiple DUI Offenders. Presented
at the Annual Meetings of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.
McMillen, David L., Adams, Mike S., and Wells-Parker, Elisibeth (1990). Personality
and Behavioral Differences Between First and Multiple Offense Intoxicated
Drivers. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southeastern Psychological
Association.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
June 1992 to July 1993: Research Associate and Project Director (Mississippi Drug
Control and Violent Crime Prevention Program Evaluation), Social Science
Research Center, Mississippi State University.
Responsibilities: Budgeting, data analysis, preparation of reports and newsletters,
and general organization of project activities. Annual project funding $120,000.
November 1992 to March 1993: Consultant (Criminal Justice Felony Records
Improvement Audit), Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State
University
Responsibilities: Development of research methodology and supervision of data
collection process.
January 1992 to October 1993: Consultant (Research Project Assessing Minority
Over_representation In Mississippi's Juvenile Justice System), Social Science
Research Center, Mississippi State University.
Responsibilities: Questionnaire Construction, data collection, and data analysis.
August 1992 to May 1993: Instructor for Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and
Social Work, Mississippi State University.
Responsibilities: Taught Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to
Criminology.
January 1990 to May 1992: Graduate Research Assistant, Social Science Research
Center, Mississippi State University;
Responsibilities: Data collection and analysis for a DUI Offender Typology study
and data analysis on various projects.
August 1989 to December 1989: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of
Communications, Mississippi State University.
Responsibilities: Taught two sections of Fundamentals of Public Speaking.
August 1988 to May 1989: Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Department of Psychology, Mississippi State University.
Responsibilities: Grading, record-keeping, and general office assistance.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
May 18-June 22 1998: Visiting Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill.
March 2-17, 1996: Guest Lecturer, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, March 2-17,
1996, Quito, Ecuador. (The History and Present Constitutional Status of the Death
Penalty in the United States", and "The Rights of the Convicted: Prisoners and the
Eighth Amendment".
Research Consultant for Picou and Associates, Mobile Alabama. Responsibilities
included sampling, interviewing, questionnaire construction, and technical
assistance, March 1992.

DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Academic Advisor, Theta Chi Fraternity.
Academic Advisor, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
Faculty Advisor, Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Faculty Advisor, Civil Disobedience Dissemination Organization.
Faculty Advisor, College Republicans.
Faculty Advisor, Criminal Justice Club.
Faculty Adviser, Ratio Christi.
Faculty Advisor, Second Amendment Club.
Faculty Advisor, UNCW Pro Life.
Faculty Advisor, Young Americans for Freedom.
Faculty Senate.
Sexual Assault Advisory Board.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Named 2005 “Golden Seahawk” by the Pandion Society.
Named UNCW's 2000 Faculty Member of the Year by the Greek Affairs Review
and Recognition Committee and the Office of the Dean of Students.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996 and 2000.
Voted UNCW's 1998 Most Outstanding Professor by University Greeks.
Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Stipend Recipient, 1996.
Cahill award, 1995, “Wilmington Crime Survey”, $2152.
Faculty Summer Initiative, 1995, “UNCW Student Victimization Survey”, $3000.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.
American Society of Criminology.
National Association of Scholars.
Mid-South Sociological Association.
Southeastern Psychological Society.
Southern Sociological Society.

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