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Katie Simmons

Katie Simmons
Title: Associate Dean - Students & Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 678-717-3683

Office: Nesbitt Academic Building, 5118, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Consumer Economics


Katie Simmons serves as the associate dean of students for the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. She has over 30 years of experience in higher education (almost 20 of those years at UNG) including serving as director of undergraduate international student admissions at the University of Georgia and as business division chair of the former Gainesville State College. She has served on a variety of professional organizations including the Georgia Association of Economics and Finance, Eastern Family Economics and Resources Management Association, Consumer Credit Institute and committees for the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

She serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of Northeast Georgia and Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

Courses Taught

BUSA 2528: Travel Abroad / International Experience (The London Experience), BUSA 2999: Special Topics in Business, ECON 2105: Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 2106: Microeconomics, FINC 3499: Special Topics in Finance


  • M.Ed., Business Education, University of Georgia, 1984
  • B.S.A., Agriculture, University of Georgia, 1981

Research/Special Interests

Financial literacy, pedagogy of teaching economics, ecofeminism


Teasley, R. W., Simmons, K., Helms, M. (in press). Using Porter’s Diamond as the Focus Project For a Short-Term International Business Study Abroad Course. Journal of Education for Business.

Work Experience

Community College of Beaver County, Division of Applied Technology

University of Georgia, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Clerk II
University of Georgia, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1981 - 1984

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Georgia, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics
1980 - 1981

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