Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace and Justice an adjunct professor in Political Studies at UM. He has a firm understanding of the provincial and federal policy process, including aspects relating to the post-secondary education sector. He regularly attends the meetings of university and college presidents hosted by Universities Canada and is the National Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada (ACCUC). Prior to his current position at St. Paul’s College, he held senior positions in the public opinion research industry in Toronto and Winnipeg, including Goldfarb Consultants, the Angus Reid Group, and Probe Research.

His areas of teaching include topics on public administration, business research, and political science. Dr. Adams is a credentialed program evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society and a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP). He is a regular media commentator for CTV, CBC, CJOB and Global-TV on topics relating to polling and public policy and an occasional writer for the Winnipeg Free Press. Dr. Adams is the author of Politics in Manitoba and chapters in numerous books and journals, including Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law, and Politics (which he co-edited), The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs and the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law.