Prof. Tyler Adams

Professor / Dean, College of Media & Mass Communication

Born in Arkansas, Dr. Tyler Adams is a natural United States of America citizen. Although he has no siblings, he does have two beautiful children named Alexander (23) and Cecilia (18) 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 Louisiana from 1998 to 2006. He began his career as a full-time Instructor in 1993 with the University of Arkansas. 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. He was last in Nassau, The Bahamas as Dean of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning at the University of The Bahamas (2018-2019). Prior to that, he was in Mexico City as a Distinguished Foreign Visiting Professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (2017-2018). He was also 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 taught in Pescara, Italy, as Da Vinci Fellow of Strategic Communication at D’Annunzio University (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 (Provost) 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, which is a Franciscan Monastery. As well, he was a Debate Coach at The Florida State University from 1990 to 1993, and a champion Debater at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1990.

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FACULTY

Prof. Tyler Adams

Professor / Dean

Dr. Samia Ahmad Hashim

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - Public Relation (Arabic)

Dr. Oshane Thorpe

Assistant Professor / Department Chair - Media & Mass Communication

Dr. Victor Jeffrey Shires

Associate Professor

Dr. Konrad Gunesch

Associate Professor

Dr. Akhmed Khamis

Associate Professor

Dr. Walaa Fouda

Assistant Professor

Dr. Noor Hasbi Yusoff

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kyung Sun Lee

Assistant Professor

Dr. John Maszka

Assistant Professor

Mrs. Razan Takash

Assistant Professor

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