Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Simmons, R. (2014). Navigating intraracial and interracial relationships at a Jesuit high school: Using resilience theory and Critical Race Theory to craft a framework for success. Journal of African American Males in Education, 5 (2), 167-181.

Simmons, R. (2013). Understanding the local context of the civil rights movement: using service learning to develop an oral history of our community. Black History Bulletin, 76 (2), 14-18.

Simmons, R., Carpenter, R., Ricks, J., Walker, D., Parks, M., & Davis, M. (2013). African American male teachers and African American students: Working subversively through hip-hop in three urban schools. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy , 4 (2), 69-86.

Simmons, R. (2012). Exploring how African American males from an urban community navigate the interacial and intraracial dimensions of their experiences at an urban Jesuit high school. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, & Research, 8, 4-12.

Webster, N., Coffey, H., & Simmons, R. (2012) Becoming “agents of change”: The possibilities of using service-learning and critical pedagogy to prepare pre-service teachers to be critically conscious educators of urban African American learners. African American Learners: Journal of the Institute for the Study of the African-American Child, 1(1). Retrieved from

Simmons, R. (2012). Don’t just talk about it be about it: The role of narrative and activism as a Critical Race Theorist. PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice, 4(1), 217-224.

Owens, D., Simmons, R., Bryant, R.M. & Henfield, M. (2011). Urban African American males’ perceptions of school counseling services. Urban Education, 46(2), 165-177. Paper honored in the 2012 Urban Education Editor’s Choice Selection.

Simmons, R. (2010). Pursuing racial equity in our schools: Lessons learned from African American male teachers in a suburban school district. AILACTE Journal, 7(1), 33-47.

Simmons, R. (2009). The bumps along the way: The journey of novice service-learning practitioners in an urban school. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 5, 65-73.

Landsman, J., Moore, T., & Simmons, R. (2008). Reluctant teachers, reluctant learners: Intersections at the schoolhouse door. Educational Leadership, 65 (6), 62-66.