Adam Seid

Senior Search Consultant

Adam Seid, a higher education scholar-professional, is a passionate member of the University of Virginia community with nearly 20 years of experience in university administration.

Adam has worked in a variety of educational contexts, managing pan-institutional projects and delivering strategic and sustainable outcomes. Adam is focused on building and maintaining positive organizational culture through leadership, organizational effectiveness, and facilitation. He develops and maintains relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across organizations and brings teams together with diverse perspectives to achieve desired results.

He comes to ESG from Organizational Excellence (OE), UVA’s pan-institutional planning, improvement, and change program. As an Associate with OE, his work was rooted in the deployment of strategic planning, project management, organizational effectiveness, design thinking, and data analysis. Adam brings to ESG a lens of what makes leaders and organizations highly effective.

Adam holds his master's degree and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from UVA’s School of Education and Human Development, where he serves as a mentor to students in the master’s program. Adam’s research interests are situated in educational policy, access, and equity, with a specific focus on international education and study abroad. Having spent 10 years working for the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea program, Adam is an avid traveler and has spent time in over 70 countries. Adam and his family call Charlottesville home and enjoy all central Virginia and the UVA community have to offer.

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