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Dissertations and books donated to Longwood’s College of Education and Human Services

September 21, 2010

Dr. Dewey A. Adams and Dr. Deneese Jones Dr. Dewey A. Adams and Dr. Deneese Jones

A retired educator who worked with doctoral education programs at three universities has donated his collection of dissertations and textbooks to Longwood University's College of Education and Human Services.

The collection from Dr. Dewey A. Adams includes 73 bound dissertations, 54 unbound dissertations and 120 books from his more than 30 years at Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University. The materials are from dissertation committees that Dr. Adams chaired or on which he otherwise served. Adams, who lives in the Clover area of Halifax County, taught in doctoral programs at all three schools and was a department head at Virginia Tech and Ohio State.

"This will be very helpful to the additional resources needed for our graduate students as we are in preparation to begin a partnership Ed.D. program in educational leadership," said Dr. Deneese Jones, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. "The cohort-based program, which was encouraged by our regional superintendents and is scheduled to begin in summer 2011, is being conducted in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University."

In his university career, Adams worked at N.C. State for four years, then at Virginia Tech for five years, then at Ohio State for 17 years, and finally he returned to N.C. State for four years before retiring in 1997.

Prior to his university work, Adams was dean of adult and community services at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, N.C. He began his career as an agriculture teacher, then taught math and science, then was a high school principal, and later was a supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Education. A native of Fuquay Springs (now Fuquay-Varina), N.C., who lived much of his life in Bunnlevel, N.C., Adams has bachelor's and master's degrees from N.C. State and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

He and his son, Michael, brought the dissertations and books to campus Sept. 7 in 13 boxes.