Dr Douglas L Adams

Contact Info

140f Doudna Hall
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Department Info


Educational Background

Dr. Adams earned his Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020, a Master's in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, a Master's in American History from Northern Illinois University in 2011, a Master's in Secondary Education (Social Studies with ESOL Endorsement) from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2009, and a Bachelor's in History with a Minor in Attic Greek from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2007.

Professional Background

Before working at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Dr. Adams worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Dr. Adams also taught as a certified Social Studies and English to Speakers of Other Languages teacher in Algood, TN, Cookeville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, and Columbus, OH.


As an educator, Dr. Adams is passionate about creating inclusive, collaborative learning communities through the teaching of social studies. As a cultural geographer and a teacher, Dr. Adams believes that teachers can harness the concepts embedded in landscape geography to assist students in engaging in place-based inquiry. Dr. Adams is currently engaging with Henri Lefebvre's Right to the City thesis and asks Who has the right to be commemorated in Chattanooga, TN. In this project, Dr. Adams is evaluating both the historical implications and how Chattanoogans read the monuments in the ever changing present.