As a licensed psychologist, author, and emotional intelligence expert, Adam has worked in the education and mental health fields for over twenty years. He has worked in collaboration with the College of Education at Texas A&M University, including the Department of Human Resource Development, The Department of School Psychology, and the Department of Research, Measurement and Statistics. He has also lectured in the graduate school at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. He has delivered state national keynote addresses based on his research, which focuses on stress management, the dynamics of effective relationship building, personality assessment, and emotional intelligence. Among his publications are the best-selling The Power of a Teacher, Relationships That Work, and his most recent release, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning.
Adam and his team have developed the Educator Assessment of Social and Emotional Learning (EASEL), a one-of-a-kind, empirically-validated, multi-domain assessment of personality, emotional intelligence and vulnerability to stress. The EASEL serves as the backbone for coaching plans for individual educators, campus faculties, and district-wide Social and Emotional Learning interventions. In addition to the EASEL, Adam and his team have developed the Big5-EQ, also a psychometric measure of personality and motivation, that serves as the backbone for coaching and consulting with corporate clients.
As a high school track and field coach, Adam is a lifetime member of the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association and a member of the Association of Applied Sports Psychology. He has coached multiple track and field athletes to state championships, and he serves as a consultant to the Texas A&M University Center for Student Athlete Services.