Robert Adams, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Division

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Phone: (984) 974-8427 
Fax: (984) 974-8607

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Education and Degrees

B.S. (Radiologic Science):  Averett University, Danville, Virginia
MPH (Health Policy and Administration):  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Ed.D. (Higher Education Administration):  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Registered Radiologic Technologist
Registered Radiation Therapist
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

Research and Teaching Expertise

  • Radiation therapy technology
  • Medical dosimetry
  • Distance education
  • Healthcare and higher education administration

Recent Publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Adams R and J Keene.  Trends in radiation therapy practice.  Radiation Therapist 11: 1-2, 2002.
  2. Akroyd D, A Caison, and R Adams.  Patterns of burnout among U.S. radiographers.  Radiologic Technology 73: 215-223, 2002.
  3. Akroyd, D, A Caison and R Adams.  Burnout in radiation therapists: The predictive value of selective stressors.  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52: 816-821, 2002.
  4. Painter J, D Akroyd and R Adams.  Burnout in the new millennium.  Am J Occ Ther 2002.
  5. Adams R, T Pope and Tzi-I Yang.  Registration and fusion imaging in radiation therapy.  Radiation Therapist 13: 41-51, 2004.
  6. Yang Tsu-I and R Adams.  The 25 most important cancer treatment trends.  Radiation Therapist 13: 61-64, 2004.
  7. Tewell M and R Adams.  The PLUNC 3-D treatment planning system: A dynamic alternative to commercially-available systems.  Medical Dosimetry 29: 134-138 2004.
  8. Pusey D, L Smith, E Zeman and R Adams.  A history and overview of the certification exam for medical dosimetrists.  Medical Dosimetry 30: 92-96, 2005.
  9. Adams R, Tzi-I Yang and J Rosenman.  Treating cancer in the world: An economic, population and market analysis of income, incidence, disparity, and modality of cancer treatment with linear accelerators.  Radiation Therapist, 2005.
  10. Adams R.  Is there a role for compassion?  Radiation Therapist 15: 168-169, 2006.
  11. Adams R and K Rush.  The economics of caring. Radiologic Technology 79: 65-67, 2007.
  12. Ochs LL and RD Adams. The admissions process and student success in radiation therapy education. Radiation Therapist 17: 1-4, 2008.
  13. Ochs LL and RD Adams. Building teams. Radiologic Technology 79: 561-566, 2008.
  14. Temme JB, M Daniels, KL Rush, JS Legg, K Metcalf and RD Adams. Educators' dilemma: three-fold mission. Radiologic Technology 81: 79-81, 2009.
  15. Adams R. Clinical practice: I bet you do not know. Radiation Therapist 18: 69-70, 2009.
  16. Ochs LL and RD Adams. Generational stereotyping and group communication. Radiation Therapist 18: 155-158, 2009.

Other Publications (non-peer-reviewed)

Web-Based Teaching Tools:

  1. Adams R.  Modules on “Mathematics in Medical Dosimetry” and “Professionalism in Medical Dosimetry".  Stanford University Online Dosimetry Project, Arthur L. Boyer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, 2004.

Book Chapters:

  1. Adams R and Leaver D.  Endocrine Functions.  In Washington CM and Leaver DT (eds):  Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy: Practical Application.  Mosby Publications, New York, 2001, pp. 98-120.
  2. Adams R and Leaver D.  Central Nervous System Tumors.  In Washington CM and Leaver DT (eds):  Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy: Practical Applications.  Mosby Publications, New York, 2001, pp. 172-193.