Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace and Justice, an adjunct professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies program and an adjunct professor in Political Studies at UM. He has a firm understanding of the Canadian 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 past National Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities of 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, Ipsos-Reid, Western Opinion Research (now Leger), and Probe Research.

Dr. Adams is a credentialed program evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society and a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP). He is the Canadian national representative for the World Association for Public Opinion Research and a regular media analyst for CBC, CTV, and other media outlets on topics relating to politics, elections, polling and public policy. He is an occasional writer and book reviewer 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. He has also been elected and approved by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) as the Canadian Representative to its Board of Directors.