Derek Adams

Associate Professor, English

Picture of Derek Adams and two kids

Name: Derek Adams  

Affiliated departments you share connections to: Exploratory; Ithaca Seminar; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; African Diaspora Studies

What was your undergraduate major? English Teaching. 

What did you study in graduate school? Literature of the Harlem Renaissance.  

Why do you teach in the Exploratory Program? An Exploratory program is exactly what I needed as an undergrad, especially working with an advisor to help me answer questions I was afraid to ask.

What are your interests outside of school? Everything Star Wars, basketball, hiking the gorges, reading, music, and video games.

Why did you choose Ithaca College? The people I work with make IC feel like home! 

What is one fun thing people do not know about you? I love to bake and make desserts!