Dr. Adams Receives Regents Professorship


01/16/2018:From left are: Eve Adams, Kathryn Hanley, Lori Henson, Bernhard Leinauer, (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)

At the university convocation on January 16th, 2018, Dr. Eve Adams was awarded Regents Professor, an honor that is only awarded when one of the current Regents Professors retires and opens up a seat. “The Regents Professorship recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the university’s mission and honors contributions in the areas of education, research, extension education and public service.” This is a well-deserved recognition of Eve’s many contributions, not only to CEP but also to the university and the profession of Counseling Psychology. Please congratulate Dr. Adams when you see her (and yes, you may call her “Regents Professor” from now on, this is a permanent title). We are lucky to have Eve in our department.

Dr. Adams received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1988 from The Ohio State University. She began working at NMSU in 1994 as a College Assistant Professor,
and joined the tenure track faculty in 2000. She serves as the Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program.

Dr. Adams’ scholarship focuses on mindfulness, LGBT psychology, multicultural identity development gender role beliefs, and culturally-responsive behavioral health training.  Dr. Adams’ research informs her training of psychologists to become a crucial part of healthcare teams. She has obtained funding from 15 successful grant proposals totaling over $5.5 million, focused on cultural competence, expanding psychological care to underserved populations, and supporting students. She has been the Principal Investigator for a Graduate Psychology Education grant for 13 years, and has coordinated the development of several interprofessional training experiences and helped create collaborations with a local hospital and its family medicine residency clinic, area federally-qualified healthcare centers and school-based health clinics.

Dr. Adams’ skills in the classroom have been recognized with both the Patricia Christmore and Donald Roush university teaching awards. Dr. Adams is both a collaborator with and a role model for students at all levels. As the Training Director for NMSU’s Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology, she mentors students as they apply for highly competitive internships. Her former students hold leadership positions at Pueblos and Reservations, military bases, Veteran’s Affairs Centers, and Federally Qualified Health Centers and training programs. As a research mentor she has involved her students in many products; notably, 64 of her presentations and 13 of her publications are co-authored with students.


Dr. Adams receives award for Regents Professor from Chancellor Gary Carruthers at New Mexico State University’s 2018 Spring Convocation ceremony.

Dr. Adams’ scholarship, service, and commitment to diversity and social justice have been recognized through numerous awards, including one from the American Psychological Association recognizing her excellence in training and another APA award for her efforts regarding recruitment and retention of under-represented students. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and its Society of Counseling Psychology, status that honors APA members who have made outstanding contributions of national impact to the field of psychology.