Joseph Robert Adams’ Curriculum Vitae

updated July 30, 2015

Formal Education: Dunwoody High School 1983; North Georgia College and State University, B.A. English and History 1990; University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.A. History and Japanese Language, 1995

Teaching Experience

    2004-2015: Director and instructor at World Class Learning Alliance, a Georgia non-profit organization providing extracurricular programs to public school and K12 schoolers in Japanese language, Global Studies (world geography/history/literature) Language Arts, and hands-on math and science activities through the International Appalachian Academy (

    1999 -- 2006: adjunct instructor at North Georgia College and State University (Chinese History and World History survey courses); and Gainesville College for (U.S. and World History survey courses)

    2003-2007: College Board AP World History consultant and student essay scorer for annual exam

    2000: July: Instructor at University of Georgia for the first AP World History workshop for teachers in Georgia

    2001-2002: Walton High School, Cobb County Georgia, two year world history and geography program, initiated the new A.P. World History course.

    2000-2001: Oglethorpe County High School, Lexington Georgia (ninth grade honors world geography and history; world history and composition classes for "behavior disorder" students.

    1995-98: Assistant English Teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (J.E.T.) program at three primary schools and one junior high school in Nakamichi-cho and Toyotomi-mura in Yamanashi-ken Japan.

    1993-1995: Teaching Assistant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, World Civilizations Professors Karen Jolly, David Hanlon, and David Chappel.

    1990-1992: Assistant English teacher for the local boards of education in Kenbuchi-cho, Hokkaido and Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken in Japan, as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Community Involvement

    2002-2015: organizer for annual river clean-ups in Lumpkin County through the World Class Learning Alliance and Lumpkin Coalition. Awarded organizer of the year by the Georgia Department of Resources in 2008.

    2005-2007: Georgia's Adopt-a-Stream to monitor biological and chemical quality for three sites on the Etowah River

    Summer 2002 and 2007: interpreter and guide for the NHK BS2 (Japanese public television) Global Trekking series segment, "The Way of Wind, Forest, and History: the Appalachian Trail in New England" KAZE TO MORI TO REKISHI NO MICHI (first aired in Japan on October 9, 2002); and the 2007 documentary, Healing on the Appalachian Trail (first aired in Japan in October 2007)

    1999-2015 Co-director of Revival Gardens Organic Produce, our 12 acre family farm (

    2011-2013 Employed as a part-time translator at Koyo Bearings Dahlonega


Elvin Hilyer -- Consultant at the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Georgia,

Tom Lamb -- Forsyth County Primary School Teacher and collaborator on river monitoring events,

Contact Information:

Joseph R Adams

390 Tom Bell Odom Rd

Dahlonega, GA


home phone/fax: 706 864-9787

work phone/cell: 706 265-5502