Howard G. Adams, Ph.D. is founder and president of H.G. Adams & Associates, Inc. (1996); a Norfolk, VA based consulting company that provides human development services and products to educational, governmental, industrial, and non-profit organizations. Adams is a leading expert on developing people through mentoring and strategic career/life planning. He has written, lectured, and consulted extensively on effective strategies for career, educational, and personal development. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar presenter and has spoken at over 650 colleges/universities, numerous national conferences, and institutes, and has conducted training for several fortunes 500 companies. Adams has authored or coauthored fifteen self-help guides and handbooks and has written and published four books.
From 1978 to 1995 Adams served as Executive Director of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM), headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He retired from GEM in 1995. Prior to joining GEM, Adams served as Vice President for Student Affairs, (1974-1977) and Executive Director of Alumni Relations, (1970-1974), Norfolk State University. Adams holds a B.Sc. from Norfolk State University, M.S. from Virginia State University, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.