LLL Faculty:

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

"thophoto" Rhea J. Simmons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychological Foundations

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 SUNY Fredonia.

Teaching Interest

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)

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