PhD, Walden University; MST, Illinois Institute of Technology; BA, Brooklyn College

Research Interests

Nonprofits; women in higher education; at-risk youth


Dr. Simon been involved in mathematics and computer education since 1969, and research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, education, business, and health since 1990. She received outstanding faculty awards at several universities. Dr. Simon has published numerous books on mathematics education, scholarly research, chaos theory, high-stakes test preparation, and online learning. Her first non-scholarly book, WEHT (What Ever Happened To?), was published in 2013 and received recognition from the San Diego literary society. WEHT is about finding long-lost friends through virtual networking. Dr. Simon has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. She is the president and co-founder of Best-Prep Inc., an educational consulting firm. Dr. Simon has successfully mentored hundreds of doctoral students. Her book Dissertation & Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success is in use at several public and private universities. She was a mathematics education ambassador to South Africa in 2000. Dr. Simon has conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. She is the president of the board of directors of Responsibility, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children who live in and near municipal garbage dumps in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Simon has taught at Walden since 1988 and became a Walden faculty member in 1990.