Senior Advisor to the President/Associate Professor

Dr. Craig Adamson, Senior Advisor to the President and Associate Professor, is a veteran restorative practitioner with more than 25 years of experience delivering counseling and educational services to delinquent, dependent, and at-risk youth. As President of the IIRP model programs, Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy, where he has worked since 1995, Craig has developed and implemented innovative approaches that utilize restorative practices. These approaches include community-based alternative-to-placement programs for delinquent youth, restorative practices academic environments that reconnect and re-engage learners and drug and alcohol programs that support successful futures.

In his previous role as Provost, Craig oversaw all IIRP educational programs from graduate-level study to Continuing Education. He is deeply engaged in advancing the social science of restorative practices through the development of research and theory.

Craig’s recent publications in peer-reviewed literature focus on creating restorative learning environments for adults, as well as research that utilizes mixed-method research methodology. They include articles in the Journal of Transformative Education (2012) and New Directions for Teaching and Learning (2016), along with Intentional Classroom Engagement (2020), the first book in IIRP's Advanced Practitioner Series. Craig is also Visiting Faculty, Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University, a Master of Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP and a Ph.D. in Education from Lesley University.

Twitter: @adamsonc4

Selected Publications:
  • Rosenblatt, F. F., & Adamson, C. W. (2023). Non-encounter restorative justice interventions -- now what? Contemporary Justice Review, 26(1), 93-110.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10282580.2023.2216716
  • Adamson, C. W. (2020) Intentional classroom engagement. IIRP Graduate School.
  • Adamson, C. (2017, October 23-25). Andragogy: Education vs. learning [Paper presentation]. Learning in the 21st Century: A Restorative Vision. IIRP World Conference, Bethlehem, PA, United States. https://www.iirp.edu/images/rrdkpU_IIRP_conf.ppt
  • Adamson, C. W. (2016, October 24-26). Restorative interventions without an "encounter": Building social and emotional skills with youth offenders [Paper presentation]. Restorating Community: 21st IIRP World Conference, Bethlehem, PA, United States. http://www.iirp.edu/sessions/restorative-interventions-without-encounter-building-social-emotional-skills-youth-offenders/
  • Bailie, J. W., & Adamson, C. W. (2016). Transformative graduate education through the use of restorative practices. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 147, 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1002/tl.20201  
  • Adamson, C. (2013, October). The adaptation and evolution of restorative practices in criminal justice. In Restorative works: What does, what doesn't, how and why. 16th World Conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (pp. 97-102). International Institute for Restorative Practices.
Courses Taught:

RP 699 Integrating Seminar