Professor of English
Rebecca Busch Adams is a Professor of English in the Humanities Department and has been a member of the full time faculty at Housatonic Community College since 2004. She has taught English Composition and Literature since 1997 and has worked with area high schools on Early College Experience programs. Professor Adams teaches both online and in the traditional, face-to-face classroom format. Her classroom is characterized by intellectual freedom and mutual respect--if you can prove your point with textual evidence and reasoning, you can make your point. She encourages her students to become strong writers by critically thinking through the issues raised by their readings, and to learn to evaluate the validity of the information they are consuming through careful research and thorough investigation.
A past chair of the Curriculum Committee and the Humanities Department, Professor Adams currently serves on the College Senate and as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to NECHE, HCC’s accrediting organization. In addition to Composition classes, Professor Adams teaches Women in Literature and Science Fiction and Society. She has presented before the Community College Humanities Association on her Science Fiction course and has lectured on Jane Austen at various locations throughout Connecticut.
Married with two college-age children, her family also includes two rescue dogs and a rescue cat.