Areas of Expertise:
- Quantitative and qualitative methods
- Motivation, cognition, metacognition, and self-regulated learning
- Evaluation in formal and informal learning environments
- Intervention research in STEM disciplines
- K12, post-secondary, and professional development
Adam has 15 years of combined experience in education research, evaluation, and teaching. Adam recently joined Rockman where he conducts research and evaluation for a design thinking project, dissemination of successful education initiatives, and online instructional modules. He has broad interests in learning and instruction for both youth and adults, and particular interests in motivation, cognition, metacognition, and self-regulated learning.
Prior to joining Rockman, Adam was an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed evaluations for a wide range of interdisciplinary education programs for health care students, faculty, and practitioners. Adam also has worked at the Center for Advanced Studies in Education at the City University of New York, conducting multiple intervention studies designed to help underprepared secondary and post-secondary level students from diverse backgrounds succeed in STEM and other disciplines through innovations in instruction, assessment, and teacher training. He is experienced in managing mixed methods evaluations of educational projects in K-12 classrooms and in out-of-school learning programs, and also has classroom experience as a special education teacher.
Adam received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Educational Psychology from the City University of New York, with specialization in learning, development, and instruction, as well as a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Outside of the office, Adam enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and dining out and cooking.