Department of Marketing and Management Sciences

Dr. Sharon Simmons

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Office:   VR3070
Phone:   (973) 720-2733
Email:   simmonss6@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By appointment

Department: Marketing and Management
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Institutional and cognitive influences on the entrepreneurial activities of experienced entrepreneurs

Sharon Simmons received her PhD from Syracuse University in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Her primary research stream focuses on institutional and cognitive influences on the entrepreneurial activities of experienced entrepreneurs. Other facets of Sharon’s research interests are the gender gap in entrepreneurship and the commercialization strategies of entrepreneurs who spin-off university technology. Sharon has extensive senior management experience with a multinational professional services firm, where her job responsibilities included the development of national tax planning strategies for medium and large firms. Sharon is also an entrepreneur. Her experience with entrepreneurship includes the ownership of a family restaurant enterprise that was successful for over 30 years and as the principal of a real estate limited liability company. She is a licensed CPA in the State of New Jersey.

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

NAME
Sharon Alicia Simmons

PLACE OF BIRTH
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, Charlottesville, Virginia

DEGREES AWARDED
Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law
Masters of Science in Accounting, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Hampton University

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
Department of Entrepreneurship Assistantship, Syracuse University (2008-2012)
Whitman Teaching Innovation Award Recipient, Syracuse University (2012)
Kauffman Firm Survey Data Improvement Award (2012)
3E Learning Competition Finalist, USASBE, New Orleans (2012)
Earl V. Snyder Innovation Summer Research Award, Syracuse University (2012)
Golden Key International Honour Society, Syracuse University (2010)
Outstanding Educator Award, National Association of Black Accountants (2006)