Simmons promotes high quality research among its tenured/tenure-track faculty, emphasizing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that can create or consider new hypotheses.
Our faculty engages in a wide range of research areas including reading instruction, learning disabilities, mathematics education, education policy, school leadership and applied physiology. We attract funding from granting agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the Texas Education Agency, The U.S. Department of Defense Army, and National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as well as private and corporate funding sources. Currently, Simmons faculty brings in approximately $6 million a year in research grants. As the school grows, the goal is to reach $10 million yearly in external funding and training grants.
The Simmons School houses the following research entities:
- Applied Physiology Laboratory, Scott Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director
- Center on Research and Evaluation, Scott Baker, Ph.D., Executive Director
- Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., Texas Instruments Endowed Director
- Locomotor Performance Laboratory, Peter Weyand, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director
- Research in Mathematics Education, Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director