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Francis Adams

  • Francis Adams
  • Professor & Chair
  • Political Science & Geography
  • 7002 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3854
  • fadams@odu.edu
  • Francis Adams is a Professor of Political Science. Dr. Adams completed his Bachelors degree in International Studies at St. Thomas College (St. Paul, Minnesota), his Masters degree in International Development at Syracuse University, and his doctorate in Government at Cornell University. Since joining the ODU faculty in 1995, Dr. Adams has served as Director of the undergraduate International Studies program, Associate and Acting Director of the Graduate Program in International Studies, and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography. His teaching and research areas include: international political economy, international development, globalization, and Latin American politics.
  • Education

    Cornell University, 1992
    Major: International Relations and Comparative Politics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Syracuse University, 1984
    Major: International Development
    Degree: M.A.
    Saint Thomas College, 1982
    Major: International Studies
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Political and economic development, global governance, Latin American politics, inter-American relations, foreign assistance, multilateral development banks, and political conditionality.
  • Expertise

    Government
    Latin American Politics / Developing Countries / International Relations/ United States Foreign Policy
    International Issues
    Latin American Politics / Developing Countries / International Relations/ United States Foreign Policy
    Latin America
    Latin American Politics / Developing Countries / International Relations/ United States Foreign Policy
    Political Science
    Latin American Politics / Developing Countries / International Relations/ United States Foreign Policy
  • Honorary Faculty Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Honorary Faculty Member, Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society
  • Honorary Faculty Member, The Golden Key Honor Society
  • 2010: University Professor Award
  • 2001: Robert L. Sten Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Course Development Grant; Teaching Across Borders Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University
    Date: 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Adams, F.
    Summer Research Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: College of Arts and Letters
    Date: 1999
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Adams, F.
    Dissertation Research Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Cornell University
    Date: 1991 - 1992
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Adams, F.