Dr. Michael Adams

Dr. Michael O. Adams is a tenured Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Texas Southern University and currently holds an administrative position as Founding Director of the Executive Master of Public Administration Program. He served as Director of the Barbara Jordan Research Institute and was a founding member and President of the Urban Research and Resource Center. His research and writings focus on issues in public policy and political science related to redistricting, reapportionment, and electoral politics with an emphasis on Black political behavior, opinions, and attitudes. Most recently, Adams joined forces with colleagues at the University Houston Hobby School of Political Affairs to examine political trends in Texas. The collaboration is centered around a five-year public opinion study that surveys Texans on major policy issues emerging in the Texas Legislature including criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, electric vehicles, and election reform and redistricting. As a nationally recognized expert on electoral politics, Adams has edited six books and more than 60 scholarly articles during his 40 years as a scholar in the field of political science.