Jim Simmons, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Jim  Simmons



Office: Hoover 144

Office Hours: By appointment only

The College of Business welcomed back Jim Simmons as an assistant professor of marketing in 2021. In the four years prior, he worked as an undergraduate instructor in marketing and advertising at Washington State University’s Vancouver, Washington, campus, teaching a wide range of business and communication courses in both the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Previously, Jim taught both graduate and undergraduate marketing courses as an adjunct professor at George Fox. He also taught marketing, advertising and business ethics courses at Portland State University from 2014 to 2019.

Prior to his career in higher education, he was a senior director of brand marketing with Papa Murphy’s International from 2005 to 2012. In all, he has nearly 25 years of advertising and marketing experience.

Jim lives in Stevenson, Washington, with his wife, Lisa, dog Kona, and cats Lewis and Clark. Jim and Lisa attend Hood River Alliance Church in Hood River.

Academic Background

• MBA, Portland State University
• BS, Marketing, Oral Roberts University