Erin DeCurtis

Associate Teaching Professor and Interim Director of the School of Business

Dr. Erin DeCurtis was appointed Interim Director of the School of Business in January 2022 after teaching in the Simmons University School of Business for ten years. In addition to her teaching, Dr. DeCurtis has served as a Research Consultant for the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons University. She recently completed her Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership Program at the University of Southern California. Her research is focused on gender and racial equity initiatives, primarily in the nonprofit sector.

Since 1999, Dr. DeCurtis has also served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and mission-driven for profit companies on issues of training, development, human capital and diversity.


  • Ed.D. University of Southern California
  • M.B.A. Simmons University
  • B.A. University of New Hampshire



  • BUS 100 Foundations of Business and Management
  • BUS 213 Nonprofit Management
  • BOS 101 Sustainability in Boston
  • BOS 101 Support Your Local Businesses!
  • LDR 101 Boston Women Leaders
  • LCIS 201 Sustaining a Nonprofit Organization Interdisciplinary Learning Community
  • LCIS 201 Social Impact: Measurement and Messaging


  • GSM 561/MSMG 430 Leading an Effective Nonprofit Organization

Erin DeCurtis in the News

Professor Erin DeCurtis

Simmons Accounting Students Land Jobs at "Big 4" Firms

The Accounting program at Simmons is only 6 years old with just 3 graduating classes, but nearly 50% of graduates have found employment in Big 4 Firms. Interim Business School Director Erin DeCurtis explains what makes this program, and its...

Associate Professor Lisa Hussey

Don’t Call Yourself an Ally: Researching Racial Issues in LIS

"Being an ally requires time, emotional effort, and risk," says SLIS Professor Lisa Hussey. "These are not always things that people think about when they say they're an ally. Posting something to Facebook saying you're an ally is a place...

Shout-outs from Students and Alums

Zuany Sandoval

First-generation Student Zuany Fernanda Sandoval ’25 Launches Career in Nonprofit Accounting

Accounting major Zuany Fernanda Sandoval ’25 recently received a job offer from the accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. She spoke with us about her internship experience, her passion for business, and the importance of mentorship and community.

Oliver Fontaine ’24

Accounting Major Oliver Fontaine ’24 Lands Job Offer at a “Big 4” Firm

Following their spring graduation, Oliver Fontaine ’24 will start an assurance staff position at the Hartford office of Ernst & Young. They spoke with us about landing a job at a “Big 4” firm before graduating, the joys of being a Campus Ambassador, and the power of networking.

Photo of Abigail Willis in front of a sign for "The Hardford"

Abby Willis ’19 Shares her Simmons Transformation: From Too-Shy, to Assistant Director & Financial Analyst

“Simmons really taught me how to learn, whether that was learning from other people or actively learning as you solve problems.”

Maegan Bernier

Transformative Education: Maegan Bernier ’20 Teaches Life Skills, Resumes, and Self Care

Maegan Bernier ’20 didn't expect to pursue a business degree, and now she's found her passion at the intersection of business and education. Learn how Bernier teaches her students to be career-ready, and what she hopes to achieve in the long term.

Headshot of Sarah Mariski

Major Spotlight: Sarah Mariski '22, Business and Management

We caught up with Sarah Mariski '22 about why she chose the business program at Simmons and how she found the confidence to be a leader.

Headshot of Annie Harriman

Annie Harriman ’21 Creates Program to Nourish Local Healthcare Workers and First Responders

School of Business student uses leadership skills to support those on the front lines.