Meet the Staff
Dr. Adam Swanson
AVP of Institutional Effectiveness & Research
Background: Dr. Adam Swanson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services, a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research and a Doctoral Degree in Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Swanson has over a decade of higher education supervisory experience, including supervising a team in newly constructed 37.7 million dollar Gold Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) complex. Prior to moving to Mississippi, Dr. Swanson spent time working as an intern and a generalist at a Fortune 100 technology corporation outside of Chicago, IL and St. Paul, MN. He has extensive experience conducting statistical analyses, designing surveys and assessments, directing large-scale employee recruitment and selection processes, coordinating college/university wide events, and developing strategic programs to better serve the at-risk student population.
He coordinated a national study titled, Race and Ethnicity in the Hiring Process: An Experimental Study of Millennial Undergraduate Attitudes Using Career Electronic Portfolios, and the project received a nomination for Dissertation of the Year Award at The University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, Dr. Swanson was awarded First Place Grand Prize Winner at The University of Southern Mississippi Student Affairs Research Competition for an experimental research project that he implemented as a graduate student. Dr. Swanson was recognized in 2013 by NACURH, the largest student organization world-wide, as the Regional & National Winner – Faculty/Staff Member of the Month. He volunteers time by serving as a methodologist for doctoral candidates and is currently serving as the President for the Mississippi Council for Institutional Research & Effectiveness.