Jason Simms

By: Staff,  A&S Communications
August 20, 2020

Name and title:

Jason Simms, Assistant Professor, Performing & Media Arts

Academic focus:

Design in performing and media arts

Current research project:

The Hive, a social distancing performance and gathering venue

Previous positions:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Theatre Department, Montclair State University, 2018-2020
  • Visiting Lecturer and Design Mentor, Department of Theatre and Dance, Williams College, 2018-2019
  • Adjunct Faculty, Theatre Department, Fordham University, 2017
  • Guest Artist, Drama Department & Vocal Arts, The Juilliard School, 2013-2019
  • Guest Artist, Theater Department, Hunter College, 2012
  • Guest Artist, Drama Department, The New School, 2012
  • Guest Artist, Theater Department, Ursinus College, 2010-2014
  • Guest Artist, Yale Dramatic Association, Yale University, 2011
  • Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Drama, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, 2006-2009

Academic background:

  • M.F.A., Design for stage and film, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 2009
  • B.F.A., Performance production, Cornish College of the Arts, 2005

Last book read:

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In your own time/when not working:

I tend to my plants, gardening, enjoying nature and keep fish aquariums.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Terrarium Imagined: World Building Through Allegory; Scenic and Lighting Design Studio I

What most excites you about Cornell:

I am so excited to be in a place where so many cross-disciplinary possibilities exist. The sharing of information and discoveries across each college and department excites me.



  Jason Simms