Randy Adams

Currently, Board Vice President of the International Association for Community Development (IACD) and the Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Region on the NPCA Board.

Part-time Faculty - GWU, 2013 and VIU, 2014-2015

Expert Consultant - USAID, 2011-present


Retired July 2011 as Chief, Evaluation Unit, Office of Overseas Program and Training Support (OPATS), U.S. Peace Corps advising field staff in 70+ countries on monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of development projects.  He had been the Small Enterprise Development (SED) Specialist for the Inter-America and Pacific (IAP) Region of Peace Corps 2006-2009. 


Previously he was the Executive Director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. from November 1998 until he retired in February 2006.  Prior to his appointment at RCAP he had been an evaluation consultant to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF).  From 1991 through 1997 he was the Chief of Programming and Training for the Inter-America and Pacific (IAP) Region of the Peace Corps.  In this position he provided rural development project design and evaluation training and technical assistance on-site in 30+ countries to agency staff.  The areas covered included agriculture, education, environment, health, micro and small business, water and wastewater, youth and women in development.  Earlier he worked in the international arena of management and business education with the Academy for Educational Development (AED).  He was the Senior Management Analyst and the Deputy Director of the Office of Training and Program Support (OTAPS) at Peace Corps.  He also worked in the domestic arenas of substance abuse services curriculum development and nursing research and training with Health Control Systems (HCS).  He was engaged in the promotion of community based adult education with the Clearinghouse for Community Based Free Standing Educational Institutions (CBFSEI).  Randy founded a college preparatory program for Puerto Rican Vietnam Veterans (PRO-VET ’72) at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico.  He had been a project director and trainer on community development theory and practice and cross-cultural studies at the university.  He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural community development in the Dominican Republic in 1966.


B.S. in physics from Case Institute of Technology ‘70

M.A. in sociology (evaluation research) from the Catholic University of America ‘76

Ph.D. in sociology (social change) from the Catholic University of America ‘91

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Randy Adams

Randy Adams

First Country of Service
Dominican Republic 1966-1969
Second Country of Service
United States 2006-2011
Third Country of Service
United States of America 1983-1985
Fourth Country of Service
Peru 1973-1973
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