Author, Speaker, Scholar
Adam writes primarily about deviance and how both the media and the U.S. education system contribute to social norms which privilege certain types of people while excluding those who do not fit the mold. By exposing the persuasive forces that exclude others, he hopes to promote new models of communication that allow everyone the same access to success. Adam chooses to write for both academic and public audiences, knowing that convincing other professors is simply not enough to bring about social change.
Adam is excited to announce that he has signed a contract with Lexington Books to publish "What We Learned In Prison," a book about how to use the model of prison education to fix the at-risk education system in 2020. The book is co-authored by David Mains, Adam's former student from the TDCJ Huntsville Unit.
Please enjoy these articles from a special edition of Review of Communication on prison education guest edited by Adam. The second article is the first essay published in a major academic journal written by currently incarcerated students, members of Adam's prison debate team at the TDCJ Huntsville Unit.