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March 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Central Region Humanities Center’s annual lecture features Amelia Adams on April 20

Amy Adams, portrait

Dr. Amelia Adams

From Ohio University News

The Central Region Humanities Center’s annual lecture features Amelia Adams, Ph.D., discussing “Erased but not Forgotten: People and Places of Color in Southeastern Ohio, Prehistory to Present” on April 20 at 4 p.m.

Adams is a former university administrator and professor with areas of specialty in leadership and anthropology. Her family represents both the original Native American occupants of Southeastern Ohio as well as some of the earliest African American settlers to the region, some of whom are related to Thomas Jefferson.

Since 2016, Adams has served on the Tutelo Nahyssan Tribal Council and is a board member for the tribe’s Research and Identification of Early Occupancy of Southern Ohio (RIEOSO). She has presented on a variety of topics pertaining to leadership, genealogy and anthropology, and she is currently working to curate her family’s extensive genealogical and historical collections pertaining to the history and settlement of Black and Native Americans in southeastern Ohio.

Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology in 1987 from Smith College; a Master of Arts in Anthropology in 1993 from the University of Oklahoma; and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in 2006 from the University of Oklahoma. From 1998 through 2007, she served as the assistant dean of the Graduate College at the University of Oklahoma. From 2007 through 2012, she was an assistant professor in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where she taught interdisciplinary courses pertaining to leadership, travel, culture, and visual communication. From 2013 to 2017, Adams engaged in leadership consulting, specializing in issues related to leadership, communication, change, and decision making.

Ohio University’s Central Region Humanities Center was created in 2001 with support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. With an emphasis on Southeast Ohio, the center is setting out to establish strong ties with academic programs, provide student experiential learning opportunities, support graduate and undergraduate students, and engage with community organizations.

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