Skip to this page's content

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.

Browse the Simmons Faculty by Department


Faculty Spotlights

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!

Read more »

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...

Read more »

Know Your Professor: Gretchen Dittrich

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

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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?

Read more »

Know Your Professor: Wanda Torres Gregory

Meet Professor Wanda Torres Gregory. Professor Gregory is chair of the Philosophy Department and she's passionate about the Simmons vision and women's empowerment. Professor Gregory has taught more than fifteen different courses at Simmons! Read on to learn more about her favorite song, her budding talent, and more.

Read more »

Know Your Professor: Afaa Weaver

Simmons English Professor Afaa Michael Weaver grew up in East Baltimore, Maryland where he worked in a factory for 15 years. He started writing poetry as a way to help him through his struggles, and is now a world-renowned poet, often referred to as the successor to Walt Whitman. Watch our video profile of Professor Weaver.

Read more »

Know Your Professor: Rich Gurney

Meet Associate Professor and Department Chair Rich Gurney from the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Professor Gurney is known around Simmons as the Green Professor, specifically for his work with the Cups to Cleaners: Trash to Treasure project. But we had the chance to get to know him on a more personal level. Find out who he'd invite to his dream dinner party. It might surprise you!

Read more »