As a doctoral student in ELPA, Adam's research interests are focused on state and federal policy in higher education. Other areas of interest include higher education management, advocacy organizations, philanthropy and social justice. Adam began his professional higher education career as a postgraduate enforcement intern at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He then worked in Academic Services at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, before transitioning his career into higher education philanthropy, initially at the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business, and currently at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Adam earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Sociology from UW-Madison.