Jason Adkins is a professional educator, actor and fight choreographer who resides in the upstate of South Carolina. He concurrently serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Furman University and the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University. While at both institutions for eight years, he has taught a variety of classes ranging from Introduction to Theatre, to Acting, to Stage Combat, to Dramatic Literature. Professor Adkins extends his university service to Furman by his working as an Associate Mock Trial Coach for the award-winning, national Top-20 mock trial program, where he trains students pursuing law degrees in performance and presentation. Most recently he served three seasons as Artistic Director at Theatre West Virginia (2015-2018), where he directed the creative leadership team and spear-headed the hiring process. As an actor, some of Professor Adkins favorite roles include: Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (The Warehouse Theatre); Lurch in The Addams Family (Theatre West Virginia); and Mike in Technicolor Life (Wordbridge Playwrights Lab).
- MFA - Acting, 2009, University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
- BA - Secondary Education: History, 2006, Clemson University - Clemson, SC