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Ms. Rebecca Simmons

simmo2ra@jmu.edu
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JMU Faculty Rebecca SimmonsInstructor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

Education:

M.B.A., James Madison University, 1998
B.M., James Madison University, 1995

Professional Interests:
Operations management, including supply chain management and quality management

Current Courses Taught:
COB 300C - Integrated Functional Systems: Operations Management (3 cr.)
COB 191 - Business Statistics (3 cr.)
ISAT 680 - Quality and Process Improvement in Action (3 cr.) (w/N. Radziwill, ISAT)
HON 300 - Quality and Process Improvement in Action (3 cr.) (w/N. Radziwill, ISAT)

Positions Held:
Instructor, James Madison University 2009-Present
Quality Engineer (contractor) for Hollister Incorporated, 2013-Present
Lean Manufacturing Consultant (contractor) for McQuay International, A Division of Daiken Industries, 2009- 2011
Business Support Manager, INVISTA, 2007-2009
Operations Manager, Skyline Building Systems, 2004-2007
Six Sigma Black Belt, Skyline Building Systems, 2002-2004

Current Affiliations:
American Society for Quality (ASQ), member since 2002
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Blue Ridge Section Member Leader
Treasurer, 2010 - present
Membership Chair, 2009 - 2010
Chair, 2007 - 2009
Membership Chair, 2005-2007
American Society for Quality, Young Quality Professionals, Advisory Board

Certifications:
American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  1. Radziwill, N. M. & Simmons, R. A., 2012: Quality Without Borders – Service Learning for Young Quality Professionals. ASQ World Conference for Quality and Improvement (WCQI), Anaheim, CA, May 23.

  2. Simmons, R. A. & Radziwill, N. M., 2012: Quality Showcase – Celebrating the Work of Young Quality Professionals. ASQ World Conference for Quality and Improvement (WCQI), Anaheim, CA, May 23.

Service: 
Faculty Advisor Phi Chi Theta, Delta Sigma Chapter
Madison Consulting, Advisory Team Member
Faculty Senate, January 2011 - Present