Interim Associate Dean

Simone Cummings

Simone Cummings, PhD has been named the Interim Associate Dean of Academic Quality Assurance for the Walker School. In this role, Cummings will serve as the chief assessment, accreditation and academic quality assurance officer for all academic programs offered by the Walker School worldwide.

Cummings joined the Walker School in 2013 as an associate professor of management, teaching finance and statistics courses in the Master of Health Administration program. Prior to joining the Walker faculty, she worked for a number of hospitals, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Regional Hospital and Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. She has also held faculty positions at Simmons College in Boston and Washington University in St. Louis.

“I am delighted to join the Walker School’s leadership team.
I look forward to working with administration, faculty and staff to ensure that we continue to deliver high-quality, world-class academic programs to students.”
-Simone Cummings, PhD

Cummings received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Washington University, a master’s degree in Health Administration from the Health Administration Program of the Washington University School of Medicine, and a doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently serves on the Missouri Baptist Institutional Review Board and is active in a variety of local civic organizations.