Jennifer Simpson currently focuses on leadership research in higher education, but has previously explored education topics relevant to K-12 education throughout the United States. She has been recognized by the Kentucky legislature for her work in adolescent literacy in southeastern Kentucky.  She enjoys spending time with her family and attending athletic events at all levels. 

EdD Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2012
Rank I, Special Education, Union College, 2004
MA, Education, Union College, 2003
BS, Psychology, Cumberland College, 2000

Simpson, B. & Simpson, J. (2017). “Our game too: Asian Pacific Americans in major league baseball.”  Elevation Books.   

Simpson, J. (2016). “The ‘Write’ Track:  Effectively Leading Your School to Incorporate Writing in Every Classroom” in May 2016. Minnesota English Journal Online.

Chambers, J., Creekmore, J. Deaton, S, & Simpson, J. (2016). “Comparing Rural and Urban Literacy Perceptions.” Ohio State University:  National Rural Education Association Conference.

Vann, B., Coleman, A., Simpson, J. (2014). “Development of the Vannsimpco Leadership Survey: A Delineation of Hybrid Leadership Styles.” SBS Journal of Applied Business Research

Chambers, J., Creekmore, J. Deaton, S, & Simpson, J.“Learning from the Students:  Reading Perceptions Among Teacher Education Candidates at a Rural Appalachian University” November 5, 2014.  Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference.

Simpson, J. (2013). “Effectively Leading Your School in Incorporating Common Core State Standards.” Kentucky English Bulletin by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. 

Simpson, J. (2013). “Superintendent Tenure and District Achievement.” Journal of Scholarship and Practice by the American Association of School Administrators (Seton Hall).

  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • K-12 Education




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