Ian T. Adams

Ian T. Adams

PhD Candidate and Instructor

University of Utah, Department of Political Science


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Utah. I study public administration, policing, and emotional labor theory. I am particularly interested in the consequences of work-place surveillance on front-line public employees. That line of research has been strongly motivated by the example of body-worn cameras in policing.

I am a cross-disciplinary scholar, and strive to produce original research with practical value. My work improves the lives of the men and women of law enforcement and the communities they serve. I have been honored to be recognized as a 2018 American Society of Public Administration Founders’ Fellow, and a 2020 doctoral fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. My current CV can be found in the menu above, or you can visit my Google Scholar or ResearchGate profiles at the links to the left.


  • Public Administration
  • Emotional Labor
  • Policing
  • Body-Worn Cameras
  • Survey Methodology
  • Language Topic Modeling


  • PhD Candidate, expected 2021

    University of Utah

  • Masters of Public Administration, 2017

    University of Utah

  • BS in Business Marketing, 2003

    University of Utah

Recent Publications

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Contrasting emotional labor and burnout in civilian and sworn law enforcement personnel

Purpose This study introduces emotional labor into an analysis of multiple dimensions of burnout in sworn and civilian employees across …

Emotional Labor in Emergency Dispatch: Gauging Effects of Training Protocols

Introduction: Previous studies of emergency dispatch personnel have established high levels of emotional labor, burnout, and turnover …

It's not depersonalization, It's emotional labor: Examining surface acting and use-of-force with evidence from the US

Using data from one urban police department in the United States, this study gauges the effects of individual officer characteristics …

Police body-worn cameras: effects on officers’ burnout and perceived organizational support

Police departments in the United States are rapidly adopting body-worn cameras (BWCs). To date, no study has investigated the effects …

Assessing Public Perceptions of Police Use-of-Force: Legal Reasonableness and Community Standards

How do public expectations of police use-of-force align with the strict professional and legal guidelines under which police officers …

Recent Posts

What Police Believe

The article begins with promises of a “deep dive” but ends up misjudging the depth of the pool. It soon became clear where the author went wrong: He forgot to listen to cops.

Tidying STM with tidytext

Libraries library(tidytext) library(ggthemes) library(tidyverse) library(ggplot2) library(dplyr) library(scales) Load Previous STM Objects I have previously run stm models for topics ranging from 3 to 25. Based on the fit indices, a six-topic model was selected.

Randomizing Vignette Factorial Designs in Survey Research with Qualtrics

Sometimes in survey research, we want to present varying conditions in a short descriptive text, often called a vignette, and measure the effects of those conditions on an outcome of interest.

Testing Netlify hosting with R Markdown

This report was generated on 2020-05-23, as a demo of textclean from https://github.com/trinker/textclean#check-text This is an R Markdown Notebook. When you execute code within the notebook, the results appear beneath the code.

New Website

I really appreciate Dan Quintana for his walkthrough on getting an Academic themed website up and running. Thank you to Peter Paul Pichler for his script adapated from Lorenzo Busetto’s original script to import publication data from bibtex files (I use Zotero, but other citation software should work fine).


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