Academic Leadership Openings

Redesigning Simmons for the future

For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of our students first. This has meant redesigning, reimagining, and reinventing ourselves a number of times. 

With stable finances, appropriate debt ratios, robust cash reserves, and expanded enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Simmons recently undertook a dramatic reimagining of its academic structure. More than a year of work by our community resulted in the establishment of four new Colleges, including: 

Simmons invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the three positions of inaugural Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Science, inaugural Dean of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, and inaugural Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice. 


Dean, College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Science

Dean, Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Dean, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice


Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to Simmons College’s consultants Ann Yates and Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. at

Simmons College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law

Search Committee
  • Amy White, Co-Chair (Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement)
  • Stefan Krug, Co-Chair (Deputy Provost)
  • Judy Beal, (Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences)
  • Abel Djassi Amando (Assistant Professor)
  • Erin DeCurtis (Lecturer, School of Business)
  • Kris Erickson (Senior Lecturer, Communications)
  • Teresa Fung (Professor, Nutrition)
  • Daren Graves (Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science)
  • Lisa Hussey (Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science)
  • Suzanne Leonard (Associate Professor, English)
  • Cathie Mercier (Professor, Director of the Children's Literature Program and Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature)
  • Suzie Murphy (Vice President, Strategic Initiatives)
  • Noelle Neault (Program Director for Behavior Analysis@Simmons & Associate Professor of Practice)
  • Lisa Smith-McQueenie (Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Kristie Thomas (Associate Professor, School of Social Work)
  • Nanette Veilleux (Division Director, MSCS Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Informatics program)
  • Nancy Lee (Associate Professor, Chemistry & Physics)

HR Support Contacts

  • Sarah Miller (Assistant Vice President, HR)
  • Lindsey Baumgardner (Director, Talent Acquisition)
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