Hello, my name is Thomas Weston Adams III. Feel free to call me Tommy.

I’ve been teaching at the university level for the past ten years. I have successfully engaged students at Eastern Kentucky University, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Midway College/University, the University of Kentucky, the College of Southern Nevada, The Pennsylvania State University, and San Diego State University. I also taught at Shanghai University as a part of the University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute. At the end of the spring 2014 semester, I was honored to receive UK’s student-nominated Teacher Who Made a Difference Award. At the end of the spring 2015 semester, I was nominated for EKU’s Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year award.

I’m an educator, and here’s how I see my job. When I teach I interrogate, I query, I cross-examine, I edit, I frustrate, I embolden, and I oftentimes annoy. I form and foster relationships with my colleagues and my students. I attempt to arouse curiosity and care. I seek to inspire passionate pursuit of life and love. I wake up each morning and jump headlong into each day clutching closely the belief/faith/desire/delusion that I am able to change lives for the better (including my own). In short, I want to change the world. I've made teaching a part of my life because I believe that I can help my students engage and shape their worlds.

My teaching philosophy highlights the importance of understanding rhetoric/communication as seeing, making, and doing. I think it’s also about making it possible for others to see, make, and do for themselves.

I'm a passionate teacher and a passionate learner, and I'm excited to see what comes next.

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