Extension Agent, West Virginia State University
Five Words About Me:
Passionate, committed, community educator & leader
One Surprising Skill:
I can play drums
Adam Hodges was raised in Huntington WV. Living within a five minute walk of the Huntington Museum of Art, art and history have been a constant influence throughout his life. “I took ceramics classes there from about eight years old all through high school, even learned to ride my bike in their parking lot,” he says. He attended Marshall University (BFA in Sculpture, minor in History, 1995) (MA in Painting in 2001), and Western Michigan University (MFA in 2004). In 2006, Adam became the Director of Museums for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History overseeing a 17 million dollar museum renovation. In 2010, he accepted his current position as an Extension Agent for West Virginia State University.
It is my belief that community development must always be at the heart of economic development, without a healthy, successful community there will never be a sustainable economy.