- Lecturer, Educational Policy and Community Studies
Dr. Toshiba Adams serves as a full-time instructor and Instructional Chair (IC) of early childhood education at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Additionally, she assumes adjunct teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Curriculum and Instruction and Social Foundation of Education departments. Dr. Adams has assumed a teaching position in higher education for over 20 years.
As a professor, Dr. Adams teaches technical college, undergraduate and graduate-level courses on early childhood education, sociology of education, urban education and research methods (in blended, virtual and online modalities). Dr. Adams’ research and study interests include examining the relationship between structural inequalities and child development; school desegregation; the social, political and educational mobility of minority populations; and social stratification. In these academic areas, she has authored scholarly publications using a qualitative research methodology.
Prior to embarking upon a career at the technical college and university level, Dr. Adams served as the founder and co-owner of a NAEYC-accredited early childhood education center, from 1998-2008. In this position, she partnered with her parents to provide quality educational programming to children and families within the city of Milwaukee.