BS in Zoology from William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS
M Div in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
M Ed in Counseling from Northern Arizona University
ThD, PhD in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Graduate Management Studies at Wayland Baptist University
Graduate Theology Studies at Union Theological Seminary
Graduate Computer Science Studies at Harvard University

Dr. Simmons came to Wayland with a number of areas of professional experience under his belt. Immediately before coming to Wayland he served in multiple positions at the Maricopa County Sheriff's office. Dr. Simmons started working at Wayland in 2000. His professional experience includes working as a substance abuse counselor, a full-time chaplain, a high school principal, a pastor, a missionary in Africa, and now he serves as the Executive Director and Dean of the Phoenix Campus of WBU. He also holds the rank of Professor of Religion and Philosophy. Dr. Simmons teaches in several of our disciplines including Religion, Education, Counseling, Philosophy and Psychology.
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