Born in Arkansas (1968), Dr. Ty Adams is a natural United States citizen. Although he has no siblings, he does have two beautiful children named Alexander (22) and Cecilia (17) who are the center of his personal life. He is married to Dalila Reyes Alvarez, a Mexican national. Dr. Adams spends his free time reading and writing books, textbooks, academic journal articles, and editorial pieces. He also spends a great deal of his service time advising social justice programs.
Formally educated at The Florida State University (Ph.D. in Communication & Educational Leadership; M.S. in Communication Theory) and the University of Florida (B.A. in Communication Studies), Dr. Adams is considered an organizational specialist. He was a D’Aquin Endowed Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana from 2006 to 2013, and previously was an Assistant & Associate Professor of Communication at Louisiana from 1998 to 2006. He began his career as a full-time Instructor in 1993 with the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Over the decade, Dr. Adams has focused on internationalizing his professional network, thereby expanding his academic perspective.
He has held several distinctive appointments because of this global shift. Currently, he is in Nassau, The Bahamas as Dean of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning at the University of The Bahamas. Prior to that, he was in Mexico City as a Distinguished Professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (2017-2018). He was also in Kuwait City at the Gulf University for Science & Technology as Professor of Mass Communication (2015-2016). Dr. Adams was also Vice Dean at The University of Business & Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2013-2014). Adams taught in Pescara, Italy, as Da Vinci Fellow of Strategic Communication at D’Annunzio University (Fall 2012). While on appointment in Central Asia for the U.S. Department of State as a CIES Fulbright Senior Specialist, Adams was selected to be Vice President of Academic Affairs [VPAA] at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (2011-2012).
From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Adams was the Graduate Studies Director at the University of Louisiana, where he mentored numerous graduate students into top global Ph.D. programs. In 2006, he was a JSA Professor of Communication at Yale University. He was also a McGee Fellow at The University of Iowa (1998), specializing in new communication technology (NCT). During Summer 1997, he was appointed a Visiting Scholar at St. Benet’s Hall at Oxford University. As well, he was a Debate Coach at The Florida State University from 1990 to 1993, and a champion Debater at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1990.
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Dr. Adams possesses a wide portfolio of consulting services available to the client. International information strategies are typically his specialty. Dr. Adams has been a consultant to the US Department of Defense through the US Army War College on new media tactics in operational environments. As well, he has constructed and designed numerous websites for corporations and organizations, alike. If you are an executive who wants to put your professional portfolio online, individual consultations are welcomed and entertained. If you truly want to transform your online presence, Dr. Adams is gifted at finding the right coders for the right job. His professional network stretches across Europe into Central Asia, and he is functionally proficient at an elementary level in Spanish and can help you in Latin America, as well. Here are some of the projects he likes to handle:
Every organization should have a Global Chief Information Officer (CIO). Whether you are dealing with crisis communication, e-commerce, or simple public relations — you need to be confident that you have a global information strategy in place. Dr. Adams will research your organization or corporation, assess strengths and weaknesses, and provide you with a host of information opportunities at your disposal. As well, Dr. Adams will provide you with a list of strategems and tactics to use in order to augment your message to your constituency. If your organization does not have a plan for global information flow and assessment, then you need to get in contact with Dr. Adams. He will engineer a proactive game plan for you and your staff.
Whether you simply need a basic organizational website, or you need a fully secure e-commerce platform, Dr. Adams is skilled and versatile at designing, updating, and maintaining web-presence. Not only that, but he is an expert on social media interactions with websites. So, if you are looking for a website that seamlessly integrates with Facebook, twitter, InstaGram, LinkedIn, or even Snap-chat — you have come to the right place. All work is done by custom order, meeting the client’s specific needs. And, every website is guaranteed to be mobile-compatible. We’ll even be able to help you with search engine optimization (SEO) work, should you want to get top-ranked in Google, Bing, or Yahoo! search engines. Dr. Adams is your person to turn to, should you want a revolutionary web presence
Dr. Adams is also available for curriculum design for educational organizations, specializing in communication studies. Whether you are a K-12 institution, a college or university, or a corporation with a private educational institute — it is always best to talk with Dr. Adams about his experience with educational paradigms. In fact, Dr. Adams was hand-selected to overhaul the Mass Communication curriculum at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Central Asia by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Affairs Division of the Fulbright Foundation. To this end, he was considered a Fulbright Curriculum Senior Specialist for 2011-2014. He has redesigned several educational curricula over the past decade, and brings with him a healthy American perspective on what needs to occur in the classroom. If you are preparing for Accreditation Review, it would be smart to use his services to help you design a concrete and responsible self-study.
Sometimes companies prefer to do their staff education on-site through workshop sessions. Dr. Adams has worked with a wide-variety of companies and corporation to design classes tailor-fit to the organizational needs. As a communication specialist, his instruction is always lively and entertaining. If you are trying to train your personnel in interpersonal, small-group, public, or organizational communication and public relations tactics, it would be wise to contact Dr. Adams. He can prepare courses specifically for your needs, and enhance your organization’s training and development on-site. Please check with his schedule to make sure about availability. Should you require testing and assessment of information transmitted during T&D, that can be arranged for an additional fee.
In the spirit of Alvin Toffler’s acclaimed works peering into the future of the technological society, Communication Shock is a concise history of communication technologies and an exploration of the possible social and human impacts of nanotechnology on the ecology of human communication. As we become increasingly more networked with communication technologies, we must come to understand and confront the social impact of these changes. More importantly, we must wisely choose in embracing or rejecting these technologies and exploring how we might do both by striking an appropriate balance. Grounded in communication theory and praxis, Communication Shock brings some objectivity to the discussion of technology, maps its development, and encourages a rational conversation about its potential problems and promise. It challenges readers to reach their own conclusions – about the future, imagined and unimaginable, about the fundamental values in conflict, and how one might choose to embrace or contest them to maintain individual autonomy in the face of increasingly ubiquitous marketing and technological change. Present and emerging communications technologies hold the promise for a bold new future, but they also have their inherent risks and drawbacks. Communication shock is the human response, conscious or unconscious, wherein the individual chooses to resist the growing pervasiveness of technology in his or her life by seeking ways to reduce or redirect new technologies or to reject the addition of such technologies altogether. Here is a framework for understanding the potential of the evolving technologies, determining which are essential and which are distractions from the life that one believes to be meaningful, and making informed choices for the life one wishes to live.