Gabriel L. Adkins, Ph.D.
Energy Center Building, Room 130
1815 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
Gabriel L. Adkins, PhD. joined the ATU faculty as an Assistant Professor of Speech in the fall of 2009. In addition to his teaching duties he also serves as the Director of Debate and Forensics at ATU, a position he has held since the fall of 2011. Dr. Adkins is also a co-founder of the newly-formed Center for Research on Improved Resilience in Emergency Networks (CIREN), a cross-disciplinary research consortium founded to promote increased communication effectiveness in communities and organizations that are threatened with or impacted by disasters of various types.
Dr. Adkins received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS with a major in Speech. He holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development with a concentration as an Organizational Development Practitioner from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He also holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS; his coursework in that degree program concentrated in areas of organizational communication and crisis communication. Dr. Adkins received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma where he was a student in the Communication Studies department; his research and studies at OU were primarily in the area of Organizational Communication.
Gabriel and his wife Tammy are avid nature and wildlife enthusiasts, and enjoy pursuing their mutual interests in activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife photography. In addition to these activities, Gabriel is a cooking enthusiast and football fanatic who especially enjoys preparing Kansas City style barbeque for friends and fellow tailgaters at KC Chiefs and University of Oklahoma football games whenever possible. He hopes to expand his list of tailgating venues to include hosting tailgates for the ATU Wonderboy football games and any other sporting events that give him a good excuse to “drag out the smoker”.
His office is located in 130 of the Energy Building. He can be contacted at 479-964-0635or through e-mail at email@example.com.