Joe Adams, Ph.D.


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Joe Adams is a good-government professional, an experienced research analyst and evaluator. Before moving to the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, he worked at the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University (MSU) where he assisted state and local governments. He has taught more than 40 college courses in the areas of public policy, political theory, program evaluation, and ethics in public administration, and served as an active participant on 15 doctoral dissertation committees as a member of the MSU graduate faculty.

Joe has experience in government research, analysis, and planning, including eight years in state government, as a senior legislative research analyst with the Comptroller of the Treasury's Offices of Research and Educational Accountability in Tennessee, as a budget and performance analyst for the State of Texas with the Legislative Budget Board, and as the first director of planning for the Texas Workforce Commission. Before working in government, he was the research director for Political Research Inc., and a visiting assistant professor at Auburn University. He holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University (political science and history), and a Ph.D. (political science) from Vanderbilt University.

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