Adam received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. His teaching interests include labor economics, econometrics, and microeconomics. His research employs modern quasi-experimental techniques to address leading empirical questions in education economics and education policy, with a focus on underrepresented groups and low-income communities. His recent work examines how teacher-student racial interactions affect teachers’ perceptions of students’ disruptive behavior and whether race-based perceptions can help explain the black-white gap in school disciplinary outcomes. Adam enjoys puzzles, biking, and hiking in his spare time.