Associate Professor of Philosophy
Graduate Program Director of English
Phone: ext. 2021

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2004
  • M.A., Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 1999
  • B.A., in History and Philosophy, University of Hartford, 1994


Born and raised on Cape Cod, Chris Adamo has taught at Centenary for over ten years. Dr. Adamo routinely teaches introductory courses in philosophy, political theory, ethics, logic, and world religions. Dr. Adamo remains active in the community, speaking at the House of Good Shepherd in Hackettstown and at the Skylands Unitarian Universalist Church in Mansfield. They were awarded, with their partner Amy, the 2012 Don Spadola Memorial Award for volunteer work with the Freehold Area Running Club. Dr. Adamo additionally serves on the Ethics Committee at Hackettstown Regional Hospital.

In 2013, Dr. Adamo completed the New York City Marathon and thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues, raised over $1200 for the Ali Forney Center, an organization that provides housing, career training, and other support services to homeless LGBTQ youth.  Dr. Adamo is also certified by the Gay Alliance as a SafeZone Trainer, a nationally recognized program promoting safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ identifying persons and allies.

Published Works

  • “Traveling in Utopias: Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis and H. G. Wells’ A Modern Utopia.” Utopia in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Ed. Rebecca Johnston. 2016. N. pag. Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository (NOIR). Web.
  • “Beat u-topos or Taking Utopia on the Road: The Case of Jack Kerouac.” The Beats and Philosophy, ed. Sharin Elkholy. University of Kentucky Press 2013, pp. 33-45.
  • “One Ring or Many?: Lessing’s Nathan the Wise and Religious Pluralism.” Philosophy and Literature (April 2009), pp. 139-49.


  • SafeZone Trainer (2015)