Associate Professor
Sharon A. Simmons


Universities & Institutions

  • Jackson State University

Areas of Interest

  • Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Sharon Simmons is an associate professor in the College of Business.

She earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. She has also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. (CPA)

Her research is published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Organizational Research Methods, Small Business Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Venture Capital and other highly ranked peer reviewed journals. Simmons has global experience working with public and private institutions in the United States and its Territories, China, Scotland, London, France, Australia and Bahamas. She is an accomplished entrepreneur, who is skilled at opportunity identification, exploration and exploitation.

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