MMC Watertown Faculty of the Year 2017
April 27, 2017
Dr. James Simmons, Associate Professor of English at Mount
Marty College (MMC) – Watertown, was recently presented their Faculty of the Year
award. Simmons was voted by students to receive the honor.
“Dr. Simmons has been a driving factor in my progression as a student and an adult,”
David Jacobson, MMC-Watertown student said. “He has taken the time to aid me in
higher learning and has taken a personal interest in my career aspirations. He has a
great sense of humor and always seeks to engage his student’s best efforts. Mount
Marty has been lucky to have a professor like Dr. Simmons. I will miss seeing him
Simmons is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV, where he majored in
English and German. He took the M.A. in German and the M.A. and Ph.D. in English at
the University of North Dakota; he holds the Graduate Diploma in Theology from the
Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. Simmons also studied at the Free
University of Berlin and participated in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer
Seminars for College Teachers at both Harvard and Yale Universities.
Dr. Simmons has been with MMC for 14 years, with 4 of them at the Watertown
campus. In May, Dr. Simmons will retire after 43 years in higher education.
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