Book Chapters (Published/Press)
Jones, K., van Belle, L., Johnson, G., & Simmons, R. (in press). Beyond the Common Core and the politics of education reform: The Role of school counselors and teachers in facilitating the college and career readiness of urban students. In E. Zamani-Gallaher (Ed.), The Obama Administration and Educational Reform. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.
Ross, F., Watson, A., Simmons, R. (2014). Changing the field: Teachers of color move into leadership positions. In C. Sleeter, L. Neal, & K. Kumashiro (Eds.) Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing & Retaining Highly Effective Teachers (pp. 46-56). New York: Routledge.
Simmons, R., Moore-Thomas, C., & Watson, A. (2014). Young scholars: African American males and academic identity development. In Y. Sealey-Ruiz, C. Lewis, & I. Toldson (Eds.) Teacher Education the Black Community: Implications for Access, Equity, and Achievement. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers
Simmons, R. (2013). It can be done and it must be done: Creating educational excellence for African American girls in urban science classrooms. In E. Zamani-Gallaher & V. Polite (Eds.). The State of the African American Female in Michigan: A Courageous Conversation. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
Simmons, R. (2013). Introduction: Our separate voices, our combined vision. In S. Grineski, J. Landsman, & R. Simmons (Eds.). Talking about Race: Alleviating the Fear (pp. 9-11). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Simmons, R. (2012). Looking back on teaching in Detroit: Lessons learned from a middle school classroom. In R. Lake & T. Kress (Eds.). We Saved the Best for You: Letters of Hope, Imagination and Wisdom (pp. 157-160). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Simmons, R, & Carpenter, R. (2011). Innovation in urban education: Two charter schools in Detroit lead the way. In L. Howell, C. Lewis, & N. Carter (Eds.) Yes We Can!: Improving Urban Schools Through Innovative Educational Reform (pp. 3-21). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Simmons, R. (2011). The empty desk in the third row: Experiences of an African American male teacher. In J. Landsman & C. Lewis (Eds.), White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: Creating Inclusive Schools, Building on Students’ Diversity, and Providing True Educational Equity
(2nd ed.)(pp. 47-55). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishers.
Sledge, J., & Simmons, R. (2010). African American boys and the hip hop world. In S. Steinberg & M. Kehler (Eds.), Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia (pp. 50-54). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Anderson, D, & Simmons, R. (2010). Coming out of the HIV/AIDS closet: Giving voice to the disparate impact of HIV/AIDS on African American men nationally and in Michigan. In E. Zamani-Gallaher & V. Polite (Eds.). The State of the African American Male (pp. 165-188). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
Simmons, R. (2006). The empty desk in the third row: Experiences of an African American male teacher. In J. Landsman & C. Lewis (Eds.), White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide to Building Inclusive Schools, Promoting High Expectations, and Eliminating Racism (pp. 43-51). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishers.