Ian T. Adams, Ph.D.

Ian T. Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

University of South Carolina

A brief note about me

Ian T. Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. His applied research agenda lays at the nexus of policing and policy evaluation, with a specific interest in policy and front-line policing. Dr. Adams has over thirty peer-reviewed publications on these and related topics, and his work has been published in the top general interest journals of both criminal justice and public administration, including Justice Quarterly and Public Administration Review.

His research has been featured in news articles including at the Washington Post and NPR, among others. His public-facing communication has appeared in multiple written, radio, and podcast outlets. Dr. Adams is a 2018 American Society of Public Administration Founders’ Fellow, and a 2020/2021 doctoral fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Download his CV.


  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Human Capital in Policing
  • Body-Worn Cameras & Technology
  • Survey Methodology


  • Ph.D. Political Science, 2022

    University of Utah

  • Masters of Public Administration, 2017

    University of Utah

  • BS in Marketing, 2003

    University of Utah

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