Dr. Simmons joined Walden in 2003 as a full-time faculty member and served as program director for the B.S. Business Administration and the B.S. Business Administration Dual Degree program with partner universities in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama. She also served as the program director for the M.S. Project Management, B.S Information Technology, and the B.S. Computer Information Systems. Dr. Simmons is currently an academic coordinator and supervisor for the Doctor of Business Administration program.
Prior to joining Walden Dr. Simmons had over 20 years’ experience as a project manager in information technology including positions with IBM as an executive consultant and the Vanguard Group as a systems integration manager. Dr. Simmons is a member of the Project Management Institute and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Dr. Simmons currently serves as an academic coordinator in the DBA program.
MSPM 6100 - Foundations for Graduate Study in Project Management
MSPM 6102 - Practices in Project Management
MSPM 6140 - Enterprise and Project Risk Management
MSPM 6160 - Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior
MSPM 6180 - Business Process Systems and Management
PhD, Walden University
MS, George Washington University
BS, Charter Oak State College
Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Volunteer - Brooksville
Sphinx Shriners, Member - Newington
Awards / Honors
Laureate Education Award for Employee Excellence, Laureate, 2005
The Vanguard Group Employee Award for Excellence, The Vanguard Group, 1992
Yob, I. M., Danver, S., Schulz, W. C., Simmons, K. O., Kiltz, L. A., Wesson, S., Penland, D. R., Kristensen, S., Brashen, H., Gatlin, L., Sidler Krysiak, R. (2015). Curriculum Alignment with a Mission of Social Change in Higher Education. Innovative Higher Education
Simmons, K. O., Umezurike, A. I. (2016). Culturally Responsive Teaching. Walden University
Simmons, K. O. (2013). International Women in Leadership: Changing the Landscape to Drive Business. Laureate International Universities
Espinosa, C., Simmons, K., Lynch, S., Campbell, D. (2011). The Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities of Online Management Higher Education. IBAM Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management