Candace Adams

Contributing Faculty
Candace Adams
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Adams serves as a professor and mentor in master’s level and doctoral level university programs, writing and speaking about advanced educational topics. She has extensive experience working with 15 face-to-face and online universities as an instructor, course developer, curriculum specialist, course lead, and faculty lead. Candace earned her BA, MED, and EdD degrees from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She earned an MAED from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.

Candace loves teaching, learning, and leading because she is passionate about preparing the next generation for the new economy. With an undeniable talent for teaching and communication, Candace is dedicated to helping parents and communities empower all students to reach their highest and most significant potential.
Candace believes in the power of authenticity and in helping all students to develop their talents and abilities. She is dedicated to supporting families through innovative and research-based educational experiences that promote choice: curriculum choice, instructional choice, and parent-teacher choice. Her passion is helping children through trauma-informed education.

Candace lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Mike, daughter, Scarlett, and her Westie, Wilson.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning


EdD, Arizona State University

MEd, Arizona State University

MEd, Arizona State University

BA, Arizona State University


Alred, J., Adams, C. B. (2018). Strategies for Creating a Successful Online Learning Classroom. Faculty Focus