Dr. Lamont D. Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Salem State University. He has practiced social work in child welfare, mental health, and school-based settings. His scholarship primary frames the experiences of students in social work and higher education in relation to their persistence and academic success.
He has particular interest researching persistence among men of color, first-generation college students, and non-traditional age undergraduate students. Dr. Simmons has also worked collaboratively on projects related to microaggressions, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion – to which these projects inform his work as a social work educator and scholar.
In his teaching, Dr. Simmons endeavors to cultivate student growth through active learning experiences, critical reflection, and by providing a healthy balance of challenge and support. He holds membership in several professional organizations including the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars, the Council on Social Work Education, the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers, and the National Association of Black Social Workers.
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