Name: Michael Adamo
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
School: School of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences
Office: CH 204B
Education: M.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
M.A., University of Phoenix
B.S., Kean University
And while he never made it to the Yankees, he has found a rewarding career in teaching: â€śI was in corporate finance right out of college, and I got tired of the daily grind,â€ť Adamo says. â€śI started to substitute at local high schools and every so often, I would run into a student outside of the classroom, whom remembered how I helped him/her learn about business. This happened two or three times before I realized teaching was my true calling. I decided to go back to school and transition into teaching.â€ť
Before joining the faculty at CCM, Adamo volunteered and then worked full-time at Essex County College. â€śI work best with young adults transitioning into their careers,â€ť he says. â€śI feel more comfortable in the college setting, as there is more of an understanding about business at the post-secondary level than there is at a primary level.
â€śI always tell my students that whether youâ€™re going to be a doctor, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, or an engineer, you need to understand how the core of a business operates and more over how it supports an organization. In the end, it all comes back to business fundamentals,â€ť Adamo says.
Adamoâ€™s favorite aspect of teaching is that every once and awhile students will visit him and thank him for helping them prepare for a job or for helping in some other way, as it relates to their academics and real world experience.
â€śTeaching is a thankful job, and every day I pinch myself when I wake up, wondering how I became so lucky to become a professor.â€ť