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Katherine Adams, Ph.D.

Katherine Adams
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 678-717-3519

Office: Nesbitt Academic Building, 5156, Gainesville

Courses Taught

  • EDD 7103: Trends and Issues in Higher Education Policy and Research
  • EDD 7107: Leadership Theory and Research
  • EDD 8000: Dissertation Research Seminar


  • Ph.D., Adult Education, The University of Georgia, 2013
  • M.Ed., Human Resource/Occupational Development, The University of Georgia, 2007
  • B.S., Psychology, The University of Georgia, 2005

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Adams research interests are in the areas of boundary spanning, community engagement theory, university-community partnerships, service-learning, and research communication.


Garber, M. B., Adams, K. R. (2017). Achieving Collective Impact: Reflections on Ten Years of the University of Georgia Archway Partnership. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 21 (1), 6-29.

Mull, C., Adams, K. (2017). The Identification, Influence and Impact of Boundary Spanners within Research-Practice Partnerships. In Leonard, J. & Reardon, M. (Eds.), Exploring the Community Impact of Research-Practice Partnerships in Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Valentine, T., Adams, K.R., Mull, C., Tino, C. (2017). Mapping the Boundary Spanning Behaviors of Professionals:
Findings from Three Exploratory Studies. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults
Proceedings. 2017.

Sandmann, L.R., Furco, A., Adams, K. R. (2016). Building the Field of Higher Education Engagement: A 20-Year Retrospective. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 20 (1), 1-15.

Adams, K. R. (2014). The Exploration of Community Boundary Spanners in University-Community Partnerships. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18 (3), 113-118.

Adams, K. R. (2014). The University System: Examining Community Engagement through the Lens of Open Systems Theory. Gateways.

Jordan, J., Adams, K. R., Mull, C. (2013). Boundary Spanning Roles in Communities and Organizations: Implications for Adult Educators. Adult Education Research Conference Proceedings. 2013.

Adams, K. (2013). Leadership and Boundary Spanning: A Community Executive Brief for Community Stakeholders. Archway Partnership. September 2013.

Adams, K. (2009). A review of Lessons from Joan: Living and Loving with Cancer: A Husband's Story. Health & Social Work, 34(1), 65.

Work Experience

Dr. Adams has been working in higher education administration since 2005 in areas of graduate advising, and graduate programs coordination and development.

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