Peggy Adams, Ed.D.

Position: Program Coordinator and Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7608


Dr. Peggy Adams earned her Ed.D in Leadership Studies and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. She has been a clinical practitioner for over 38 years, primarily in the areas of health and mental health, and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Adams began her teaching career in 1991, initially on a part-time basis and full time since 1999. From 2002-2016, she functioned as the undergraduate Social Work Program Field Coordinator. Since 2016, she has been the overall Social Work Program Coordinator and the newly formed MSW Program Coordinator. Dr. Adams’ research interests include professional ethics, social work field education, and social work practice in health and mental health. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1981, and is a member of the Council on Social Work Education and the Wood County Transitional Youth Task Force. She provides supervision for practitioners seeking independent licensure in Ohio, and continues to engage in clinical practice at a local hospital. Dr. Adams publications include an exploration of family members’ reactions to homicide, post-traumatic growth and coping of Korean War veterans, and challenges experienced by student veterans.