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
Adam Simpson believes that this generation of learners, and particularly Lynn’s student body, thrives in environments that are product-based. His courses provide students the opportunity to learn through real-life, practical situations. He assigns projects, papers and presentations that are not arbitrary, but rather useful and transferrable to the real world. When a student leaves his 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.
Simpson understands that 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 his continuing efforts to provide his students “real” experiences, he understands 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. Simpson spends twelve hours a week in the classroom, but he spends four times that amount teaching outside of the classroom. He is available to his students day and night and always on call. His students know that he is 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
- Technician in the film, television and theatrical industries of South Florida
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Miami Sun-Post, 2007-2008