University of Idaho Administration Building

Douglas Q. Adams 2004

Douglas Q. Adams, professor of English, specializes in linguistics. He is considered one of the world's utmost authorities on Tocharian, a “dead” language discovered at the turn of the 1900s. Adams coedited "The Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture" in 1997, and is currently working on another Indo-European book project. At Idaho, Adams is known for his work as faculty secretary and his involvement with faculty governance committees, including the University Counsel’s Ad Hoc Task Force on Policy Development and the Registrar’s Task Force on UCC Remodeling. He is the director of the Institutional Accreditation Self-Study program.