Senior DEI consultant for Nonprofit HR, Robert W. Simmons III, EdD, began his career as a middle school STEM teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. As a former teacher, school administrator, school district senior leader, and tenured professor of urban education at Loyola University Maryland, Robert currently serves as a senior professorial lecture of education policy and leadership in the School of Education at American University.
Dr. Simmons’ has been the CEO and President of two nonprofits that focus on community engagement and center antiracism in their practices. Robert has consulted with nonprofits and K-12 school systems on earned income strategies, antiracism as well as the development of DEI policies, practices and strategies.
Dr. Simmons’ work has been published in several national refereed journals including Urban Education; Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research; Journal of African American Males in Urban Education; and the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.
Robert is currently a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (University of Michigan), and a board member with Black Girls Code and Latinx Education Collaborative.