A.D. Carson

(Photo by Ken Scar)

Current Location: Charlottesville, VA
Hometown: Decatur, IL

UIS Degree: M.P.A. 2008 (Public Administration)
Other Degree: Ph.D. Clemson University, B.A. Millikin University

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop, University of Virginia

Career Highlights
“Teaching high school in Decatur and then in Springfield were great experiences that led me to (and helped me through) UIS and what I’m doing now. My hope is to continue to learn and teach.”

Favorite Moment or Memory of UIS
“Orientation was significant. I didn’t plan to go, but I did and I met people. People can be cool…. sometimes.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“UIS prepared me for the rigorous work of graduate studies. It was also my introduction to Springfield, IL, which became home for a while. I’ll never forget the connections I made at the university and the community.”

Interesting Fact
“Reading is sexy. I have a button on my bag that says so.”

Posted on August 29, 2017