Glenn Adams

Glenn Adams
  • Professor

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room #418
1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Glenn Adams is a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas and currently acting as Interim Director of the Kansas African Studies Center. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone before completing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Stanford University. His graduate training included two years of field research in Ghana, which provided the empirical foundation for his research on cultural-psychological foundations of relationship. His current work builds on this foundation to investigate the coloniality of knowledge in psychological science and to articulate models of human development and ways of living that promote sustainable well-being for broader humanity.


B.A. in Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Stanford University


Research Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Historical Consciousness
  • Sociocultural Foundations of Mind
  • Sociocultural Foundations of Ignorance
  • Perception of Racism
  • Cultural-Psychological Foundations of Relationship
  • Truth and Reconciliation in African Settings


Teaching Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Oppression and Liberation
  • African Studies
  • Global and International Studies