Simmons Celebrates Professor Lynda Moore

July 21, 2017

Lynda Moore

Simmons honors professor of 37 years

In late June, our campus bid farewell to Professor Lynda Moore, a professor at Simmons since 1981.

Professor Moore's accomplishments are far and wide, and she has been a pioneer not just in her field but at Simmons as well. She designed courses at Simmons focusing on the cultural analysis of business and women’s leadership, led travel tours to India and the UAE, and established the first course in the undergraduate Management program to focus on women and leadership in the U.S. Professor Moore was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and research women leaders in the United Arab Emirates; her study on top Emirati women leaders was one of the first. 

Associate Dean Patricia Deyton’s introduction during the retirement ceremony noted that Professor Moore has accumulated honors and accolades that inspired colleagues and students. She was appointed a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation in the UK and taught at international business schools in India and the UK. Her early accomplishments in advocacy of diverse women business owners led to a Small Business Administration award and publication of numerous teaching cases on women entrepreneurial leaders.  

President Helen Drinan acknowledged the far reaching impact of Professor Moore’s commitment to women leaders – the historical heart of the Simmons mission. Professor Moore’s students praised her sharp insights, strong character, high expectations, transformational teaching, and exemplary mentoring that helped her students define and claim their leadership voices. Professor Moore achieved tenure and promotion while pregnant with her second child and raising a toddler, showing her students that motherhood and a career did not have to be mutually exclusive.

For 37 years, Moore has been an advocate of women in all of their diversity in the U.S. and across the globe, and it has shown in her accomplishments, teaching, service, and scholarship. She will be missed by the Simmons community.