English/History/Executive Functioning Coach
Adam is a lifelong learner and dedicated teacher. In his pursuit of higher education and expanding
his own horizons, he has traveled broadly across the United States, Europe, and South Asia. He
holds a B.A. in world music from Bowling Green State University, an M.A. in in South Asian Studies
from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.
His studies have focused mainly on Tibetan Buddhism at the intersection of history, literature,
philosophy, and sound studies. Adam is now a post-doctoral research assistant, teaching
undergraduate courses and working for an academic journal at the University of Virginia.
As an educator, Adam has sought to support students in their own intellectual growth, individually
working with them on papers, course concepts, and organizational strategies. He believes in a
skills-first approach to teaching: helping students acquire the tools and skills needed to perform
in-depth research, break down complex topics to their core concepts, think critically and
creatively, and communicate their own ideas fluently.
In his free time, Adam enjoys playing guitar and learning new songs, backpacking in the
Shenandoah mountains, and playing tabletop games with friends.