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Jake Simons

Jake Simons

Professor of Operations Management


  • Ph.D. (Operations Management) University of Houston, 1989
  • MS (Management), Troy State University, 1982
  • MA (Counseling), Ball State University, 1980
  • BS (Behavioral Science), U.S. Air Force Academy, 1977

Areas of Specialization

  • Service Operations
  • Production Planning & Scheduling


Jake Simons, professor, retired as a lieutenant colonel following 20 years on active duty in the Air Force, working in fighter aircraft maintenance, software development, and graduate education. He came to Georgia Southern in 1997 from a tenured faculty position at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Simons published papers in journals such as Journal of Operations Management, OMEGA, International Journal of Production Research, Production and Operations Management and Journal of Service Research. His hobbies are playing with dogs, tinkering with mechanical things, watching college sports and serving with Kiwanis Club of Statesboro. Simons and his wife, Carol, have three sons.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 3354
Phone: 912-478-0991


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 3/12/2022