David P. Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Dr. David Adams

Phone: (657) 278 - 4770

Email:  dpadams@fullerton.edu

Office:  GH 516

Office Hours: 
TH 1:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-7:00 PM




  • PhD, Public Policy and Public Administration, Auburn University, May 2016.
  • Dissertation: “The Environmental Outcomes of Collaborative Natural Resource Institutions.”     
  • Committee: Kathleen Hale (Chair), Mitchell Brown (Co-chair), Gerry Gryski,
    Linda Dennard, and Elise Irwin.
  • Award: Auburn University Graduate School’s Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • Master of Public Administration, Auburn University, May 2010.
  • BS, Political Science and Government, Kennesaw State University, May 2008.


Research Areas

  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Federalism and Intergovernmental Re-lations
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Social Networks
  • American Political Institutions
  • Public Service Ethics
  • Political Science Methodology
  • Political Science Pedagogy

Presentations & Lectures

Manuscripts Under Review

  • “Central Position of Regional Nonprofits and Environmental Outcomes in the United States.”
  • “Improving Graduate Student Learning through Sequenced Courses and Integrated Assignments” (with Michelle Brown, Kathleen Hale, and John Hall).