Historian, Political Scientist, Author
and the book launch of The Laws of St. Maarten (InfoMedia’s five-volume book project)
Keith C. Simmonds, Ph.D. (USA), political scientist, author, has taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Atlanta University, and Jackson State University. Dr. Simmonds has served as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairperson of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida A&M University (FAMU). He also teaches university courses on public budgeting and finance, statistics for public managers, and human resource management. Through the leadership of Dr. Simmonds, the US government $2.5 million Center for Academic Excellence grant was awarded to establish the Center for Global Security and International Affairs at FAMU. He served as Director of the Center for five years and participated in a federal grant that was funded by the Russian and European Analysis (OREA) Office. Dr. Simmonds is the co-founder of the International Roundtable on Public Policy and Science. The roundtable has directed research presentations in Brazil and at FAMU. Dr. Simmonds has given research presentations in Mexico, South Africa, Ghana, Angola, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and China. He is involved in conducting faculty-led “study abroad” programs at FAMU that expose students to cultures of various nations. Books authored or edited by Keith Simmonds include Readings in Comparative Politics, Development Finance, and Economics (1996), Public Budgeting and Finance: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2010), Electoral Reform in the English-Speaking Caribbean – Blueprint for the 21st Century (2010), and Treasures of My Mind – A Book of Quotations (2017).