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Dr. Lakisha Simmons

Dr. Lakisha SimmonsSimmons

Assistant Professor

Email: Dr. Lakisha Simmons



Ph.D.  - University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems, Marketing minor

B.B.A. - Tennessee State University, Information Systems



6 Sigma Black Belt, Caterpillar Financial Services

IT Business Analyst, Caterpillar Financial Services

Programmer Analyst, Caterpillar Financial Services



Simmons, L. L., Simmons, C. B., Hayek, M., Parks, R., Mbarika, V.W. (2012). A cultural comparison of eLearning artifacts.   Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Simmons, L. L., Conlon, S.J., Mukhopadhyay, S., & Yang, J. (2011). A computer aided analysis of eWOM reviews: Their content and impact. Journal of Computer Information Systems 52, 1, 43-55. (Acceptance level: 12-13% per journal homepage at time of publication).

Simmons, C. B., Jones, D. L., & Simmons, L. L. (2011). A framework and demo for preventing anti-computer forensics. Issues and Information Systems 12, 1, 366-372.

Simmons, L., Mbarika, I., Mbarika, V.W., Thomas,C.A., Tsuma, C., Wade, T.A. & Wilkerson, D. (2011). TeleEducation initiatives for sub-saharan Africa: The case of the African virtual university in Kenya. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research 12, 5, 78-90. (Acceptance level: 30% per Cabell’s at time of publication)

Bradley, R. V., Pratt, R.., Byrd, T. A., & Simmons, L. L., (2011). Enterprise architecture: The role for enterprise architecture in the quest for IT value. MIS Quarterly Executive 10, 2.

Aiken, M., Simmons, L. L., & Balan, S. (2010). Automatic interpretation of English speech. Issues in Information Systems, 11, 1, 129-133.



Dedicated Service Award, Couples Ministry Leader, Brown M.B. Church (2010)

ICITD Research and E-Learning Fellowship (2009- 2011)

University of Mississippi Graduate School Fellowship (2007- 2011)

Selected, Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral Student Consortium (Nov 2010)

Selected, AMCIS MIS Camp (Aug 2011)

Outstanding Faculty Member (Indiana State University) (April 2012)
Recognized by first-year residential students



Dr. Lakisha Simmons earned her undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Tennessee State University and MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a PhD in Management Information Systems with a marketing minor from the University of Mississippi.While attending the University of Mississippi, Dr. Simmons instructed an undergraduate Management Information Systems class.  Immediately prior to joining the Belmont University faculty, she taught Business Systems Analysis, Intro to Management Information Systems, Business Information Tools, and Principles of Marketing at Indiana State University.Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Simmons held several positions with Caterpillar Financial Services, including Programmer Analyst and IT Business Analyst.  She was also responsible for facilitating and applying 6 Sigma methodologies to diverse improvement and implementation projects and trained 6 Sigma Green Belt methodology to project team members. Her research interests include information technology and marketing. Her work has been published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Issues and Information Systems, the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research,  MIS Quarterly Executive, and International Journal of Business and Systems Research. Two forthcoming journal publications include: Simmons, L. L., Simmons, C. B., Hayek, M., Parks, R., Mbarika, V.W.A cultural comparison of eLearning artifacts. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. (Acceptance level: 21-30% per Cabell’s at time of publication) and Simmons, L. L., Simmons, C. (forthcoming 2012). A good fit: Increasing online learner outcomes and satisfaction. Review of Business Research. (Acceptance level: 10-15% per Cabell’s at time of publication)..Dr. Simmons earned  fellowships from the University of Mississippi Graduate School and International Center for Information Technology and Development (ICITD). She was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, and received a Dedicated Service Award, Couples Ministry Leader, from Brown Missionary Baptist Church.