Shannan Simms

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Dr. Simms is a contributing faculty member facilitating graduate classes in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. With over 20 years experience and training, she is an organizational transformation architect with deep experience in developing and executing strategic adoption programs for large, complex programs. Dr. Simms is a leader at her consulting firm in the Talent & Organization practice, partnering with leaders at all levels of the organization (from C-suite to opinion leaders) to lead the design and drive adoption of transformational efforts. As a well-rounded and seasoned business consultant, she has experience in energy/utilities, government, higher education, non-profit, manufacturing/healthcare and professional services sectors. Dr. Simms holds her doctorate in Organizational Development & Leadership; is a certified Coach, Prosci ® Change Management practitioner and Advanced Instructor; and has her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.


PhD, Ashford University

MA, Marymount University

BA, Kent State University