David J. Adams

David J. Adams

  • Assistant Director of Admission, Mid-Atlantic (Territory: Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. Western Pennsylvania and Counties: Chester, Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin and Lebanon)


  • MA, Human Sciences (2014)
    Hood College (MD)

  • BA, History (1997)
    Old Dominion University (VA)

About Me

I review applications and work with students from: Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware and Western PA (areas west of Harrisburg, PA.
Additionally, I am the point of contact for students from all regions of the country and US territories outside of NJ, NY, Central and Eastern PA and New England.
My role: I am a regionally based admission recruiter. I work out of home just north of Frederick, MD. I work year round with students, parents, school counselors, community based organizations and independent school counselors in efforts to share information about Widener University.
My favorite part about my job is: I get to make a difference in people's lives. Education is the great equalizer and creates opportunities for tremendous social mobility.
Fun fact about myself: I am a huge Boston Red Sox fan. I have autographs from five different Red Sox players who are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame: Ted Williams, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk.

My Favorite Thing About Widener

I love how the Widener faculty are engaged in their students learning. They work closely with their student to help get from where they are, to where they want to be. 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

NACAC (National Association of College Admission Counseling), PACAC (Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling), PCACAC (Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admission Counseling), VACRAO (Virginia Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers), MARCA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Counselors Association)