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Simmons professors are distinguished researchers, published authors, Fulbright scholars, health professionals, award-winning teachers, and community leaders. More than 70 percent are women. All are dedicated to teaching and mentoring their students. A 13:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that every student gets the attention she needs.

Simmons Faculty

Faculty interests and expertise covers a wide range of areas, including behavioral education, children's literature, documentary photography, genomics, public health, race and gender issues, retail management, technology, and much more. Our faculty advise numerous government, nonprofit, and corporate organizations in the United States and around the world. Their impressive record of publications, practical experience, and research awards contribute to their expert mentorship and teaching. Simmons professors frequently invite undergraduates to collaborate on professional research, articles, and presentations--something that rarely happens at large universities where students typically interact with teaching assistants.


Faculty Advisors

Every first-year student is assigned a faculty advisor who explains academic requirements and opportunities, and helps her create a plan to best fulfill those requirements while also exploring her own interests. Once a student declares a major, she can select an advisor within that department. Advisors guide students through departmental requirements while helping them to focus their study and are available to discuss academic and career objectives, including graduate school opportunities.

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Faculty Spotlights

Know Your Professor: Catherine Paden

Did you know that Professor Catherine Paden worked at a maximum security prison? Find out about that and more in our latest edition of Know Your Professor!

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Know Your Professor: Mary Shapiro

Meet Mary Shapiro, from the School of Management! This summer, she has been participating as a faculty member for our Women Changing the Face of Leadership program. We had the chance to talk to Professor Shapiro about her interests, secret talents and much more!

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Know Your Professor: Gary Bailey

Professor Gary Bailey is a well-loved professor in the School of Social Work and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. We had the chance to talk to Professor Bailey about his interests, secret talents, and much more!

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Know Your Professor: Candy Schwartz

Meet Professor Candy Schwartz, from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Professor Schwartz recently celebrated her 35th anniversary at Simmons, and is a highly enthusiastic, witty, and popular professor. We had the chance to talk to Professor Schwartz about her interests, secret talents, and much more!

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Know Your Professor: Marlene Fine

Meet Marlene Fine, Professor and Interim Chair of the Communications Department. In addition to being a well loved professor and advisor, Professor Fine recently released The Interracial Adoption Option a book she co-wrote with her spouse, Fern Johnson, detailing...

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Know Your Professor: Gretchen Dittrich

Meet Gretchen Dittrich, a Simmons alumna and the newest member of our Behavior Analysis faculty.

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Know Your Provost: Katie Conboy

Meet Simmons College's new provost, Dr. Katie Conboy. In this special edition of Know Your Professor (or, in this case, provost), we asked Dr. Conboy a few questions to help introduce her to the Simmons community and learn a little bit about her favorite things.

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Know Your Professor: Edie Bresler

Meet Senior Lecturer Edie Bresler. Professor Bresler works in the Department of Art & Music teaching color photography from introductory to advanced and is actively involved in all aspects of traditional and digital imaging.

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Know Your Professor: Noah Wilson-Rich, urban beekeeper

Meet Noah Wilson-Rich, one of Simmons College's newest faculty members in the Department of Biology. If there's one thing you need to know about Noah Wilson-Rich, it's that he's an expert on urban beekeeping. Watch his popular TED Talk on the importance of urban beehives, and find out why he loves teaching at Simmons.

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Know Your Professor: Bob White

Meet Professor Bob White. Professor White is one of Simmons' most recognizable professors. He is best known for his cheerful attitude, and teaching the crowd favorite, Communications Media. But did you know he wants to travel to Avalon, and that he has his own YouTube channel?

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