Chair-Elect

Janelle C. Simmons, Ed.D.

Janelle C. Simmons, Ed.D. was born in New York and raised in Flushing. Her research focuses on multicultural leadership characteristics and leadership overall and she has presented at conferences worldwide. She has taught psychology (for the past ten years) at the following institutions; Boricua College, Eastern International College, Sessions College of Design, Bloomfield College, Montclair State University, Kean University and at an International High School in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. She also taught research methods at IAR and Kean University.

Dr. Simmons is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology via Walden University and at her inception as Chair-Elect, she will have begun law school. She holds a BA in psychology with a minor in law from Michigan State University, an MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an M.Div. from TTGU (formerly Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology), and an Ed.S. (Curriculum and Instruction) along with an Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) from Liberty University.

Her most recent publications are The Role of Gender and Transformational Leadership (2017), The role of social media in the globalized world of education (2016) and Multicultural leadership characteristics of a school director in an educational setting in South Korea: A Case Study (Doctoral Dissertation) (2016).