B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College; B.S.; Calvin College; M.S.E., Indiana University; Ed.D. Ball State University
Dr. Brian Simmons is a professor in the College of Education and Director of the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs. He is a lifetime educator and has served as a teacher, Superintendent of two Christian schools, university Vice President, adjunct professor and association President. Dr. Simmons' life mission states, "Brian Simmons exists as a visionary builder to further the kingdom of God through education, teaching and influencing others." His primary goal in life is to be a faithful steward of all the Master has entrusted to his care. He and his wife, Bonnie have four adult children and one grandson: Jared (wife Mary Claire and son Teagan Scott), Drew (wife Stefanie), Lindi (husband Matt),and Aubrey (finacé Zach).
Mathematics teacher, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1982-1989; Superintendent, Elkhart Christian Academy, 1989-1996; Superintendent, Heritage Christian School (Indianapolis), 1996-2005; Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2000-present; Vice President for University Relations, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2006-2009; President, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), 2009-2013, Resident Faculty and Ed.D/Ed.S. Program Director, Columbia International University, 2013-present.