Dr. Chris Adamo

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Graduate Program Director of English
Phone: ext. 2021
Email: adamoc@centenarycollege.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2004
  • B.A.in History and Philosophy, University of Hartford, 1994


Born and raised on Cape Cod, Chris Adamo has taught at Centenary College for over ten years. Dr. Adamo routinely teaches introductory courses in philosophy, political theory, ethics, logic, and world religions. Dr. Adamo remains active in the community, speaking at the House of Good Shepherd in Hackettstown and at the Skylands Unitarian Universalist Church in Mansfield. Dr. Adamo additionally serves on the Ethics Committee at Hackettstown Regional Hospital. Finally, in 2013, Dr. Adamo completed the New York City Marathon and thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues, raised over $1200 for the Ali Forney Center, an organization that provides housing, career training, and other support services to homeless LGBT youth.


As a result of diverse teaching responsibilities and opportunities, Dr. Adamo has published work on religious pluralism in the work of Gotthold Lessing (Philosophy and Literature) and political liberalism in the work of Jack Kerouac (The Beats and Philosophy, ed. Sharin Elkholy). Reviews, essays and articles have also appeared in The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Teaching Philosophy, Philosophy Today and Utopian Studies. Dr. Adamo’s doctoral research centered on the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his work intersubjectivity and alterity.

Dr. Chris Adamo