Mike S. Adams was born in Columbus, Mississippi on October 30, 1964. While a student at Clear Lake High School in Houston, TX, his team won the state 5A soccer championship. Adams graduated from C.L.H.S. in 1983 with a 1.8 GPA. He was ranked 734 among a class of 740, largely as a result of flunking English all four years of high school.
After obtaining an Associate's degree in psychology from San Jacinto College, Mike Adams moved on to Mississippi State University where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. While living in the fraternity house, his GPA rose to 3.4, allowing him to finish his B.A., and then to pursue a Master's in Psychology. In 1990, Adams turned down a chance to pursue a PhD in psychology from the University of Georgia, opting instead to remain at Mississippi State to study Sociology/Criminology. This decision was made entirely on the basis of his reluctance to quit his night job as member of a musical duo. Playing music in bars and at fraternity parties and weddings financed his education. He also played for free beer.
Upon getting his doctorate in 1993, Mike Adams, then an atheist and a Democrat, was hired by UNC-Wilmington to teach in the criminal justice program. A few years later, Adams abandoned his atheism and also became a Republican. He also nearly abandoned teaching when he took a one-year leave of absence to study law at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998.
After returning to teach at UNC-Wilmington, Mike Adams won the Faculty Member of the Year award (issued by the Office of the Dean of Students) for the second time in 2000.
After his involvement in a well publicized free speech controversy in the wake of the 911 terror attacks, Mike Adams became a vocal critic of the diversity movement in academia. He has since made appearances on shows like Hannity and Colmes, the O'Reilly Factor, and Glenn Beck. His column on TownHall.com has earned him countless hate mails - often from radical feminists who hate males.
Mike Adams published his first book, Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel, in 2004. His second book, Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts "Womyn" On Campus, was published in 2008. Later that year, Adams joined the faculty of Summit Ministries in Colorado where he spends his summers lecturing against abortion and in favor of First Amendment rights on college campuses.
In addition to lecturing on the First Amendment, Mike Adams is actively involved in legal challenges to campus censorship. Represented by the ADF, he won a landmark First Amendment case before the 4th Circuit in Richmond, VA. Decided in 2011, Adams v UNCW held that professors publishing columns and giving speeches have the full protection of the First Amendment when discussing matters of public concern. Hence, when professors report such activities as part of their annual review, tenure, or promotion materials the university does not have license to discriminate on the basis of the professor's viewpoint.
Dr. Adams' third book, Letters to a Young Progressive, was published in April of 2013. In 2014, Adams v. UNCW finally went to trial to determine whether the university violated the First Amendment in 2006 by denying his promotion to full professor in retaliation for his speeches and columns on TownHall.com. He was represented at trial by David French of the ACLJ and Travis Barham of ADF. On March 20th, the federal jury ruled in Adams favor. On April 8th, the court ordered UNCW to promote Adams and give him seven years back pay. He spent most of the money on guns made by Browning, guitars made by Fender, and amps made by Mesa Boogie.
Stony Brook Universitys Graduate Queer Alliance (GQA) has managed to elevate opposition to free speech to a Zen Art.
A recent letter to the editor written by Professor Bruce McKinney shows why we cannot trust most college professors and administrators to defend free speech.
Not all pro-choice arguments were created equal. Some are much worse than others. Perhaps the worst is the claim that most pro-lifers arent consistently pro-life but are only anti-abortion.
Watching ESPN is painful these days. What used to be a good sports channel is now a platform for bad pop sociology and progressive political commentary. The commentary was in full force recently as I watched a sports commentator try to explain how the riots in Baltimore were a function of socio-economic factors.
Some conservatives fail to grasp the importance of the campus culture wars.
Dear Chancellor Sederburg (firstname.lastname@example.org): I would like to apologize for the recent controversy I caused by asking that the university fire an activist/administrator who recently attempted to violate the free speech rights of pro-life students attending our university.
Dear Chancellor Sederburg: I am writing today to ask you to fire an emotionally volatile and ideologically bigoted administrator who is about to get you sued.
My liberal friends, all three of them, are up in arms over the Indiana RFRA controversy. As usual, their views on the issue are driven by emotion, not reason. That is because liberalism is not really a political philosophy.
Recently, some University of North Carolina (UNC) students went to a Board of Trustees meeting armed with signs saying Black Lives Matter and Kick Out the KKK. Who knew that the KKK was still a presence on the UNC flagship campus in Chapel Hill? Of course, the answer is that no one knew. That is because they arent.
As you probably already know, Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNCW, which stands for The University of North Carolina for Whining Liberals.
There are many across the political spectrum that will claim Barack Obama has let them down at some point over the last six and a half years. The reasons for their disappointment with the Obama presidency vary.
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Those who are criticizing you for firing Tom Ross are trapped in a logical contradiction.
If you are reading my column, you are familiar with the claim that campus administrators often seek to deprive young conservatives of the ability to defend their beliefs in the marketplace of ideas.
Of course, atheists are in trouble if they accept the idea that the universe had a beginning while simultaneously denying that it had a cause. The entire scientific enterprise depends on the cause-and-effect relationship. If things can simply pop in and out of existence without a cause then science cannot be conducted reliably.
You will never hear me claim to be normal in any sense of the word. My life is one high-risk adventure after another.
This column series provides an overview of my ten-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college.
I appreciate the folks who made the movie Gods Not Dead. But the movie contained three serious flaws. You need to know them before you enroll in college:
This is Part II of a series that provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college.
I am pleased to announce that next summer Ill be embarking on a new adventure with my friends Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace.