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Patricia K. Adams

College of Natural & Health Sciences

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


MS in Chemistry from University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
BS in Biology from SEU


Trish Adams attended Southeastern University from 2004 to 2008. Following graduation, she spent a semester studying abroad in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. After returning to the states, she spent the next eight years teaching chemistry at two different Title I high schools. She has taught all levels of chemistry from high school honors, Advanced Placement, and Pre-AICE (Cambridge program). She also coached high school volleyball and tennis.

Professor Adams joined the College of Natural and Health Sciences in 2018 as a full-time faculty member after completing her Masters degree at UNCW. Her Masters Literature review was on the use of Nanomaterials as a Drug Delivery System in HIV Patients. Happily returning to her alma mater, she also works as a faculty advisor for Biology, Medical Sciences, and Biochemistry majors. She has also chaired the Department of Natural Sciences EXPO/Symposium committee and is ACUE certified in Effective College Instruction.

Professor Adams is passionate about exploring the sciences and how nature’s designs reflect the creativity and identity of the Creator. One of her other passions is traveling. She has traveled to over 20 countries, with many of those trips focused on missions work.

Professor Adams teaches the following courses at Southeastern: Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Introduction to Chemistry, and Introduction to Forensic Sciences.