Dr. Danny L. Adams

Dr. Danny L. Adams
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Office: Brown 211.12
Phone: (757) 823-2082
Email: dladams@nsu.edu

Expertise:  Cultural and organizational theory, philosophy and anthropological studies, global and international affairs

Interests:  Technology’s impact on education and social life, globalization, the changing global order and international ideologies, human migration and population studies

Courses:  Interdisciplinary Studies Introduction and Principles, Contemporary Globalization, Ideas and Influences

Bio:  Dr. Danny L. Adams (Ed.D., Northern Illinois University) holds degrees in Philosophy (B.A.), Special Education (M.S.), and Educational Administration (Ed.D.). He served three years as State Coordinator for the Handicapped Act (Pl 94-142) in West Virginia. Dr. Adams changed careers and worked for nine years as administrator and fundraiser for arts organizations in West Virginia, Texas, California, and Virginia. He has designed and produced promotional materials for public and private businesses, and wrote and presented arts features for television and radio.

In 1993 he returned to academia and infused his breadth of experiences toward development of the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Norfolk State University. His accomplishments include having served as Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Acting Dean of the School of General and Continuing Education, and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies. He was the lead developer for designing the University’s first online degree program: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

In 2004 he assumed duties as the first Director of the Office of eLearning for Norfolk State University. In this position he developed policies, operational procedures, and the foundation for developing online courses at the University.

In 2012, he assumed duties as Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and served in this capacity until January 2018.  Dr. Adams is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies.