James Simmons

Simmons. James


Aviation/Air Safety/Aerospace, Labor Relations, Law


Aviation safety, Aviation risk and liability issues, General aviation flight operations, Airline industry and management issues, Airline economics

Degree: Ph.D., JD

Title: Professor

Department: Aviation and Aerospace Science

Email: simmonsj@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-1206

Alternate Phone: 303-596-5750

Interviewed by: Rocky Mountain News, NPR, 7NEWS, The Denver Post, Denver Business Journal, Texas Standard


James Simmons, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He specializes in aviation management, law, and aviation safety and security.

Simmons completed his doctorate and master’s in sociology from the University of Colorado. He also received a juris doctorate degree from University of Denver and has certification in commercial, SEL, IA and AGI-IGI aviation.