Mike Adams Bio – Wiki
Mike Adams was an American conservative political columnist, writer, author and professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Adams was born on October 30, 1964, in Columbus, Mississippi, and raised in Clear Lake, Texas.
Dr. Mike Adams who agreed to resign last month over a series of controversial tweets has been found dead.
He was 55 years old.
Adams graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1983 and earned an associate degree in psychology from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He then transferred to Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi, to finish his bachelor of arts. He remained at Mississippi State to obtain a master of science in psychology, followed by his doctorate in sociology.
In 1993, the University of North Carolina Wilmington hired Adams to teach in the criminal justice program, where he continued to teach until July 2020. After being denied tenure in 2007, Adams sued UNCW for discrimination and after a seven-year court battle was granted tenure as part of a settlement. Adams won the Faculty Member of the Year award in 1998 and again in 2000.
Harbor House published Adams’ first book, Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel, in 2004. Sentinel published his second book, Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts “Womyn” On Campus, in 2008.
Later that year, Adams joined the faculty of Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where he spent his summers lecturing against abortion and defending First Amendment rights on college campuses. His third book Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand was published by Regnery in 2013. In addition to these texts, Adams was a prolific creator of articles and commentary on conservative subjects.
In 2016 he widely criticized by his colleagues for commenting on a student by name in a publication. The UNCW Academic Senate President said, “We wouldn’t have imagined that we would have to tell our colleagues that they shouldn’t make public statements about students in the media, on social media or anyplace for that matter.”
Adams wrote, “Massa Cooper, let my people go!” on Twitter in July 2020, and made another tweet that read “Don’t shut down the universities. Shut down the non-essential majors. Women’s studies.” The University of North Carolina, Wilmington responded with “These comments may be protected, but that is not an excuse for how vile they are. We stand firmly against these and all other expressions of hatred.”
In June 2020, public pressure to have him removed from teaching rose from a Facebook group named Justice for UNCW, which gained 8,000 followers. Two Change.org petitions called for his removal. Actor Orlando Jones joined the calls to fire Adams. Notably, 267 criminology professors and graduate students from across the U.S. delivered a petition which, in part stated, “Professor Adams hides behind the veil of ‘free speech,’ but through his rhetoric on Twitter and his column he has harassed, threatened, and spread hate speech against students and faculty.”
Through an agreement with the university, Mike Adams scheduled to retire on August 1, 2020, and was to receive a settlement of $504,702.76 which was to be paid out over the course of 5 years to cover lost salary and retirement benefits.
Mike Adams Found Dead
Mike Adams, the former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor who angered the campus community on Twitter, found dead in his home Thursday afternoon, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
Adams was found dead and alone in his home during a welfare check at about 2 p.m., Jerry Brewer, a public information officer with the sheriff’s department, told CNN. The investigation into his death is ongoing, Brewer said.
Adams’ death comes less than a month after the university announced that he would retire following campus uproar over his tweets.