Dr. Adkins received his Associate’s Degree in General Studies, Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Master’s Degree in Sociology, and Doctorate in Education from Marshall University. His doctoral dissertation helped develop an understanding of how military veterans experienced their college campuses as first generation college students in Appalachia. He has experience teaching courses in Ethics and Sociology at the Huntington Junior College in West Virginia.
He’s interested in multicultural perspectives having lived in Mexico as a student participating in a study abroad program at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. He also served in Iraq as a soldier facilitating cross-cultural operations. His areas of expertise include international studies, higher education, student services, writing, qualitative research methods, social services, and military affairs.
Adkins has worked at Ohio University for the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies since 2017 where he served as an Online Course Facilitator and Graduate Course Developer. He’s currently serving as an Instructor for the Graduate Certificate Program in Veterans Health where he teaches a new course called Veterans Affairs System: Healthcare Perspectives (IHS-5402). He joined the Graduate College in 2018 as the Student Services Administrator for Thesis and Dissertation Services (TAD) where he provides specialized editorial and procedural guidance to graduate students.