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History and political science educator

Robert Burns Simmons, American history and political science educator. Achievements include patent for missile propellants. Woodrow Wilson fellow Athens State College, 1968; E. United States Office Education grantee, 1970-1971, grantee, since 1985, Master Teacher award National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development University Texas, 1990.

Background

Simmons, Robert Burns was born on December 27, 1937 in Gadsden, Alabama, United States. Son of Burns Hunter and Grace Barbara (Armstrong) Simmons.

Education

Bachelor in Biology and History (Woodrow Wilson fellow), Athens State College, 1968, Master of Arts in Teaching, 1969. Educational Specialist (College Scholar), Doctor of Philosophy, George Peabody College, 1976. MAS., U. Alabama, 1978.

Qualitycontrol chemical laboratory supervisor Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Gadsden, Alabama, 1961-1965. Section leader, research and development chemical laboratories Thiokel Chemical Corporation, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, 1966-1969. Professor of history, political science and management John C. Calhoun State Community College, Decatur, Alabama, 1969, Adjunct Professor Athens (Alabama) State College, 1988, assistant coordinator institutional development grant, 1983-1984.

Assistant academic dean Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee, 1974. Consultant Alabama Governors office, 1987. Attended International Relations Conference United States State Department, 1989.

Program presenter Conference Teaching Excellence, University Texas, 1991, foundation grant award. Chairman commission Decatur BandBoosters. Program committee coordinator Congressman James Martin of Alabama;member academic affairs committee Commision on Institutional Self Study, chairman Institutional Effectiveness.

United States Office Education grantee, 1970-1971, grantee, 1985, Master Teacher award National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development U. Tex, 1990.

Career

Quality control chemical laboratory supervisor Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Gadsen, 1961-1965. Section leader, Research and Development chemical laboratories Thiokel Chemical Corporation, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, 1966-1969. Professor history, political science and management John C. Calhoun State Community College, Decatur, since 1969.

Adjunct professor Athes (Alabama) State College, since 1988, assistant coordinator institutional development grant, 1983-1984. Assistant academy dean Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee, 1974. Consultant Alabama governors office, 1987.

Attended International Relations Conference United States State Department, 1989. Program presenter Conference Teaching Excellence, University Texas, 1991, foundation grant award. Presenter Alabama Geography Association, 1998, 99.

Delegate Alabama Education Association Post Secondary Committee Conference, 1990-1998, Alabama Education Association Delaware Assembly, 1997-1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for missile propellants.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: texts on world regional geography and on western civilization.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. These changes are different for each individual, and the journey needs to be taken a step at a time.

Membership

Chairman committees Decatur Band Boosters. Program committee coordinator Congressman James Martin of Alabama. Member academy affairs committee Commission on Institutional Self Study, chairman Institutional Effectiveness, Executive Committee on Articulation Post Secondary Institutes Alabama, Calhoun's Institutional Effectiveness Committee, 1998-2000.

Chairman Post Secondary Social Science Articulation Committee, 1996-1999, Faculty Senate, 1989-2000, chairman faculty senate, 1999-2000. Member American History Association, Southern History Association, Alabama History Association (member post secondary political action committee since 1990), Alabama College Association (history chairman 1990-1993, coordinator 1990-1995, member curriculum committee 1993-1995, institutional effectiveness 1993-1994, member Calhoun president cabinet since 1994), Community College Humanity Association, American Association Higher Education, American Chemical Society, Archaeol. Institute American, Burningtree Country Club, Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Eleanor Conner, November 11, 1959 (deceased). Children: Kathleen D., Mary Ellen.

father:
Burns Hunter Simmons

mother:
Grace Barbara (Armstrong) Simmons

spouse:
Eleanor Conner

children:
Kathleen D. Simmons

Mary Ellen Simmons