Chris Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Chris completed his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Memphis. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Chris held positions as a Software Engineer and Sr. Programmer Analyst for companies such as the Boeing Company and FedEx.
Simmons' research involves enhancing secure software development standards and the development of knowledge management systems for secure software and cyber-attack response. His work has appeared in Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, among others. Simmons has a passion for increasing technology usage in underprivileged communities and developing countries.