She is an Educational Psychologist and serves as both the Coordinator of the Psychology Department’s Practicum/Internship Program and the Co-Director of the University’s Academic Service-Learning Faculty Development Program. Dr. Simons serves as President of the State of Pennsylvania’s Certification Board and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate. Dr. Simons has worked as a professor in higher education for over two-decades. She teaches courses in Careers in Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Practicum/Internship courses. Her research focuses on assessment and evaluation, pedagogical impacts, and student learning. She has authored over 50 peer review articles and book chapters on the impacts from service-learning, diversity learning, and experiential learning on student development of cultural competence and civic engagement. Her work has been disseminated at several International and National Conferences. Dr. Simons is the recipient and nominee of several teaching, research, and civic engagement awards.
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