George Adams

George Adams, World Languages and Cultures Department. PHOTO BY: JEFF JANOWSKI/UNCW

A.A.S. Fayetteville Technical Community College
B.A., in Spanish Language and Literature, North Carolina State University
M.A., in Spanish, University of North Carolina Wilmington

As a native North Carolinian, George Clark Adams has first-hand experienced the N.C. Spanish-speaking population increase and has worked closely with the Hispanic community in the private sector. In 2009, during his B.A. at NCSU, George attended the University of San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador where he studied Spanish through theater and music at the University’s International extension of Berklee College of Music as part of a year study abroad program. While there he noted a unique linguistic phenomenon in the Quito speech community. During his time as a M.A. student at UNCW, he went on to study this phenomenon and develop it alongside Dr. Amanda Boomershine into a Directed Individual Study, and presented his findings at SLINK at ECU. In July of 2015, George attended the Tía Tula Spanish School in  Salamanca, Spain as he was awarded one of only ten scholarship to Spanish educators throughout the U.S. and Canada. George now teaches both introductory and intermediate level Spanish courses here at CFCC as well as UNCW.