Brandon Simmons has served as a part-time lecturer at Fayetteville State University since 2007. During this time period he had developed two courses for online delivery: PEDU 331 and HEED 372. He is a certified American Red Cross Lay responder instructor, as well as, a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Mr. Simmons works full time for Sampson County Schools as a Elementary Physical Education Teacher and has held that position since 2005. He also works part-time with the North Carolina Virtual Public School, Wingate University, and Sampson Community College. His research interests include: best practices for online delivery in the K-12 setting and higher education, Educational Leadership's impact on technology integration, minimum physical education classes in the elementary school setting and its impact on childhood obesity.
Mr. Simmons graduated from Methodist College in December 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with Teaching Licensure and moved on to East Carolina University to pursue graduates degrees in Health Education, (graduated in 2007) and Instructional Technology (graduated in 2009). During his time at East Carolina, Mr. Simmons also earned a graduate certificate in Distance Learning and Administration. Mr. Simmons is now pursuing a PhD at North Carolina State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Instructional Technology and a EdD in Educational Leadership at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His future goals include to add a EdS degree in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University to his educational resume.