Shinnerrie Jackson is a lecturer in Acting in the UT Theater Department. She has been acting on the American Regional Theater circuit for the past 12 years. Numerous roles include Susan in Race (Weathervane Theatre), Headmistress Francis in School Girls: or the African Mean Girls Play (Pittsburgh Public Theater), A Night with Janis Joplin (Cleveland Playhouse/Arena Stage), and Ain’t I a Woman: a one woman show about the heroines of African American history. She has been seen on 30 Rock and in Whit Stillmans’ Damsels in Distress. Shinnerrie earned her Bachelors of Music in vocal performance at Oberlin Conservatory and her MFA at The University of Tennessee.