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Dr. Carol Adams-Means, Ph.D.

Community Relations & Development Fellow

After becoming a mom and leaving her early career in media and community theater, Dr. Adams-Means spent a lifetime as an educator ranging from primary school to higher education. She has spent considerable time teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and has educated thousands of students who have successful careers in the fields of education, communication and technology. She has written on topics addressing social equity and social migration. Some of her research has focused on inequities in technology acquisition and training, or, The Digital Divide.


A native Texan, her family has lived in the territory since 1834 when it was controlled by Mexico, two years before it became the Republic of Texas, and eleven years before it became a state. Dr. Adams-Means holds several degrees including a Post-Doctoral Degree in Business (PDB) focused on Management and Marketing from Hough Graduate School of Business, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, August  2008; a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, 2006; a Master of Science in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, 1991; and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Houston, 1978.


In her free time she works on and performs oral Texas history.

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