Fr. Tom A. Simonds, EdD

Father Tom Simonds, SJ, EdD

University of San Francisco

Associate Department Chair
Associate Professor

Fr. Tom SimondsTom Simonds, SJ, EdD is a Catholic priest and associate professor of education.

His primary teaching and advising focus is the preparation of middle school and high school teachers. Before teaching at the college level, Tom Simonds held a number of teaching and leadership positions in secondary schools. Tom Simonds is the author of more than fifteen articles on Catholic education, school violence prevention, bullying prevention, and online learning.


Advent and Christmas Reflections: Ideas for Teaching the Catholic Faith in the Home, School, and Parish. National Catholic Educational Association 

School Violence Prevention Workbook: Stopping Harassment and Hazing. National Catholic Educational Association

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Simonds,T.A., Brock, B.L., Cook, T.J., & Engel, M.T. (2017). Seminarian perspectives on Catholic schools and the New Evangelization. Journal of Catholic Education, 20 (2), 98-108.

Simonds, T. A., & Brock, B. L. (2014). Relationship between age, experience, and student preference for types of learning activities in online courses. Journal of Educators Online, 11(1). 

Cook, T. J., & Simonds, T. A. (2011). The charism of 21st century Catholic schools: Building a culture of relationships. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 14(3), 319-333.