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Adams Inducted as a 2019 Fellow in the Purdue Teaching Academy


Professor of Practice George Adams was inducted into the 2019 Purdue University Teaching Academy on September 25, 2019. His induction into the Academy is a reflection of his excellence in teaching, innovation in teaching methodology, teaching-related service, and scholarship in teaching and learning. This semester, Adams teaches CS 182, Foundations of Computer Science and CS 250, Computer Architecture.

"We are very thankful and proud of George's contributions to the department's education programs, which have seen tremendous growth in the past few years,” said Department Head, Dongyan Xu. “His commitment to teaching and his students’ mastering of the course material is why he is being honored as a Fellow in the Teaching Academy.”

Adams received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has held positions at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science at NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford University, Purdue University School of Electrical Engineering and Discovery Park. Adams joined the Computer Science Department in the fall of 2014. He received the College of Science Outstanding Teacher Award for 2016-2017 and 2017-18, given by the Purdue Student Science Council. He received the Purdue University Department of Computer Science ACM Faculty Award in 2018.

The Purdue University Teaching Academy has announced 10 inductees for 2019 in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate, or engagement programs. Candidates were identified by their individual department or college/school based upon evidence of excellence in teaching, innovation in teaching methodology, teaching-related service, and scholarship in teaching and learning. 

Established in 1998, the mission of the Teaching Academy is to enhance and strengthen the quality of teaching and learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to provide leadership for outreach efforts to improve K-12 education. Bringing together outstanding teachers from across the institution, the Teaching Academy provides interested faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to talk, learn, and work together on important and meaningful educational initiatives. The Teaching Academy sponsors programs and activities fostering educational creativity, innovation, and effectiveness both in- and outside the classroom. The Academy is comprised of a dedicated and dynamic network of teachers and scholars committed to the continual improvement of teaching and learning at Purdue University. Under the auspices of the Office of the Provost, the Teaching Academy works with the academic schools and colleges, the Center for Instructional Excellence, and others to enrich the educational experiences of the entire Purdue University community.
Teaching Academy Associate Fellows (click here here to view the fellows)
George Adams
Michael Gunderson 
Kristen Kirby 
Dawn Laux 
Michael Mashtare 
Derek Pacheco
Yvonne Pitts 
Amy Sheehan 
Teaching Academy Associate Fellows
Cynthia Harwood
Kristin Villa


Writer: Emily Kinsell, 765-494-0669, emily@purdue.edu, @emilykinsell



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