David Adamson

Faculty Advisor

Academic Advising: G010 Steele
Dramatic Art: 221 Center for Dramatic Art



David Adamson has been a Faculty Academic Advisor since 2005.  He continues to teach in the Department of Dramatic Art where he also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies. After earning an MFA ’78 and LDA ’79 at UNC-CH he spent 15 years in New York as well as various Regional Theatres both acting and directing. When his wife, Judy, was invited to head up the Costume Technology Graduate Program they found themselves back in Chapel Hill in 1995 and David renewed his connection with PlayMakers and the DDA.  He has also acted with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and the Carolina Ballet since returning to Chapel Hill. He belongs to the following professional Unions – Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.  He has received the Joseph C. Riley Service Award from the Screen Actors Guild. David is a Viet Nam Veteran.


LDA (Licentiate of Dramatic Art) University of North Carolina-CH 1979
MFA Directing University of North Carolina-CH 1978
BA University of Northern Iowa 1967

Other Information

Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence (2009)
NACADA Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in Faculty Advising (2011)