Dr. Adcock is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she has taught for 15 years. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Curriculum and Instruction, with a minor in Educational Psychology. Phyllis has been in the education profession for 40 years, which include teaching high school in the beginning of her professional career. Dr. Adcock has worked as a administrator for the Kansas State Department of Education. Her main research agendas are human development, learning and the brain, technology and teaching, and college to career transition.