Areas of Instruction:
Area of Research Specialization, Grounded Theory
Area of Research Specialization, Grounded Action
Area of Research Specialization, Qualitative Research Methods
Area of Research Specialization, General Research Methods
Area of Research Specialization, Research Design
Negotiable Areas of Specialization
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Grounded Theory Methodology
Qualitative Research Methods
Social Problems & Non-Normative Behavior
Sociological & Social Psychological Theory
American Association of University Professors
Grounded Theory Institute
Honors and Awards:
University of California Regents Fellowship University of California, San Francisco (awarded twice, for academic achievement).
Public Health Service Fellowship (two year award), Social Research Group, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Public Health Service Traineeship, University of Nevada, Reno.
Fellow, Grounded Theory Institute.
Review of Phyllis Stern and Carolyn Porr, Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory, The Grounded Theory Review: An International Journal, Volume 10, Issue no. 3, December 2011.
“Why Classic Grounded Theory.” in Gynnild, Astrid & Martin, Vivian (Eds.), Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method and Work of Barney Glaser. Boca Raton FL: Brown Walker Press, 2011.
“Is That a Real Theory or Did You Just Make It Up? Teaching Classic Grounded Theory,” The Grounded Theory Review: An International Journal, Volume 9, Issue no. 2, June 2010.
“Stages of a Grounded Theory Study,” Grounded Theory Institute, http://www.groundedtheory.com. 2008.
“Some Professional and "Personal Notes on Research Methods, Systems Theory, and Grounded Action,” World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, Volume 62 Number 7, October-November, 2006.
“Grounded Action: Achieving Optimal and Sustainable Change,” (with Toni A. Gregory) Forum Qualitative Research [Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung], 4(3), 2003. & http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-teste/3-03/3-03simmonsgregory-e.htm. Also in The Grounded Theory Review: An International Journal, Volume 4, Issue no. 1, November 2004. Also in Historical Social Research [Historische Sozialforschung], 30 (1), 2005.
“Reflections on why I am a Classic Grounded Theorist,” keynote at the Oxford Conference on Classic Grounded Theory, Oxford England, Nov. 2008.
“Grounded theory as action for professionals,” Seirei Christopher University, Hamamatsu, Japan, Oct. 2007.
“Glaserian vs. Straussarian grounded theory,” Seirei Christopher University, Hamamatsu, Japan, Oct. 2007.
Director, Grounded Theory Grounded Action Concentration, School of Educational Leadership & Change.
Other Professional Activities:
1997, Creator, Instructor, parenting classes for homeless and low income people, Catholic Community Services, Tacoma, Washington.
1992–2000, Creator, Instructor, Anger Management Program, Catholic Community Services, Tacoma, Washington.
1984–1998, Counselor/therapist, Catholic Community Services, Tacoma, Washington.
1979–1981, Director of Research and Development, Self-Care Program, Yale University School of Medicine.
1977–1979, Director, Katharyn Cornell School of Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1975–1981, Faculty member, Katharyn Cornell School of Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1973–1979, Assistant (promoted to Associate) Professor of Sociology and member of Graduate Faculty in Urban Studies, University of Tulsa.