Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library
I chose Lynn because of how individualized the education is here. I believe that great education extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom, and Lynn University makes it possible for students and teachers to learn and grow together in a multitude of settings.
Adam Simpson is an assistant professor in the College of International Communication and the chair of the Drama Program. He received his M.F.A. from Florida Atlantic University and since then has been working in South Florida as an actor, technician and educator. He has had the great privilege of working on and off the stage at theaters including Naked Stage, New Theatre, Theatre West, Atlantis Playhouse, Hollywood Boulevard Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks and The Caldwell Theatre Company. Before coming to Lynn, he served on the faculties of F.A.U. and Nova Southeastern University.
B.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
This generation of learners, and particularly Lynn’s student body, thrives in environments that are product-based. My courses provide students the opportunity to learn through real-life, practical situations. I assign projects, papers and presentations that are not arbitrary, but rather useful and transferrable to the real world. When a student leaves my classroom, they will have the knowledge and motivation to propel them into next chapter of their lives. They will also have a tangible product that they can continue to build upon and use in their lives. With as fast-paced and technically-literate as our society is, when our students graduate from Lynn and enter the workforce, they will need more than a degree. They will need a portfolio that excels above and beyond the competition. They will need products that they can show.
In my continuing efforts to provide my students “real” experiences, I understand that education goes far beyond what happens in the classroom. Teaching is not a nine-to-five occupation. It is a twenty-four-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week passion. I spend twelve hours a week in the classroom, but I spend four times that amount teaching outside of the classroom. I am available to my students day and night and always on call. My students know that I am not simply a figure in a classroom, but rather a mentor and confidant that is very much a part of their lives.
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
Professional actor and technician in the film, television and theatrical industries of South Florida
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Miami Sun-Post, 2007-2008