Dr. Adam Key is an author, a speaker, a scholar, and an educator. Having spent nearly a decade teaching prisoners behind bars in some of Texas' toughest prisons, Adam's work concerns the relationship between education, media, and deviance. His research demonstrates that the solution to the school-to-prison pipeline is, ironically enough, found in prison. By studying the methods prison educators use to reach their students and interviewing alumni of prison programs, Adam learned the best practices in reaching the students excluded by the education system.
Now an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Adam is continuing his research into academic deviance.
His current projects include a documentary on prison college programs and a book on prison education as a model to reach at-risk publishing, due out in early 2020, that will be co-authored by one of his former students.
When he's not researching, teaching, and writing, Adam loves DIY projects, playing with his rescue dogs, and taking road trips across the United States.