Chair, Department of Economics and Finance
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance

Ph.D. Wayne State University
M.A. Wayne State University
B.S. Oakwood College

wsimmons@jcu.edu

Courses
Dr. Simmons teaches courses in principles of economics, business statistics, mathematical economics, and management science.

Research
Dr. Simmons’ primary research interests are in the areas of labor economics and economic analysis of law. He has published articles on the economics of litigation and the disposition of medical malpractice claims, and the earnings gap between West Indian immigrants and their descendants in the U.S. labor market. His recent research focuses on the economic performance of West Indian immigrants in the U.S.