Kinsey Simone


Dr. Kinsey  Simone




Curriculum & Instruction

Email Address:


(931) 372-3623


Bartoo Hall, Rm. 310 / Box 5042


Dr. Kinsey Simone is an instructor of quantitative research methods in education and obtained her PhD in program planning and evaluation at Tennessee Tech. Her research interests include motivation and aspirations, predictors of self-actualization, rural depopulation, and societal perceptions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has been a guest lecturer in courses on applying quantitative methods within specific disciplines or fields and is fluent in R Software, IBM SPSS software, AM software, and JASP. Dr. Simone’ past publications have been accepted to the international Journal of Global Education and Research and the International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, and she serves as a consulting reviewer for three peer-reviewed journals, including the Social Justice and Culturally-Affirming Education in K-12 Settings, the International Journal of Whole Schooling, and the SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice. Dr. Simone assists in evaluation of various externally funded programs and serves as the Program Chair elect for the Educational Evaluation Topic Interest Group in the American Evaluation Association. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Student Engagement for IMPACT Cookeville and is the co-faculty advisor of IMPACT TTU, an organization which encourages cultural awareness and service.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Program Planning & Evaluation, Tennessee Tech University
  • MA, Curriculum & Instruction, Tennessee Tech University
  • BA, English, Tennessee Tech University

Teaching, Research, and Professional Interest

Instrumental motivation and academic aspirations • Predictors of academic expectation fulfillment • Rural outmigration and depopulation • Quantitative research & evaluation methods