LLL Faculty: Rhea J. Simmons, Ph.D.


Rhea J. Simmons, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychological Foundations of Education

Office: TH E256 Phone: (716) 673-4718
Email: Rhea.Simmons@fredonia.edu


Dr. Simmons has an extensive clinical and administrative background serving children, youth, and families. She also serves as the Coordinator for Student Advisement for the College of Education. From August 2008 to March 2011, Dr. Simmons was the Director of the College Core Curriculum Program at Fredonia.

Teaching Interests

  • Psychological Foundations
  • Adolescent Development
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Tests and Measurements

Research Interests

  • Information literacy skill development
  • Integrating technology into curricula
  • Co-teaching in schools
  • Informed consent
  • Home, school, and community partnerships
  • School-based mental health

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1980)
  • American Psychological Association Approved Clinical Child One-Year Internship (1979)
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1978)
  • B.A. Psychology, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York (1976)

Department of Language, Learning & Leadership, College of Education

E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702
(716) 673-4664 fax