Last updated 09/30/2020
Kendall Simmonds is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Marshall School of Business Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served as Director of the Marshall Undergraduate Honors Program and is currently the Director of the Leventhal School Summer Leadership Program (SLP). He is a member of the National Association of Financial Planners, National Association of Accountants, National Association of Black Accountants, and American Accounting Association.
He was born on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies and migrated to the United States in 1958. Simmonds is a veteran of the U.S. military where he reached the rank of major in the reserves. He completed his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and is a member of several professional organizations.
Professor Kendall Simmonds has been a fulltime faculty member at The Leventhal School of Accounting for eighteen years. His area of interest is financial accounting with emphasis in real estate investment trusts. Professor Simmonds has held various administrative positions in both the Marshall School of Business and The Leventhal School of Accounting. He has served as the Academic Director of the Marshall Honors Program and is currently the Director of Leventhal School’s Summer Leadership Program. Professor Simmonds’ teaching assignments range from introductory undergraduate financial and managerial to graduate level financial accounting.
He has also served as faculty advisor for several student organizations including the Black Business Students’ Association (BBSA), The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), The Leventhal School of Accounting’s Accounting Society.
Professor Simmonds’ work experience includes seven years as an auditor and three years as a tax consultant with the Certified Public Accounting Firm of Deloitte. Some of his clients included Dean Witter, Homestake Mining and Kaiser Aluminum. He also has over fourteen years experience in commercial bank lending and five years investment banking where he worked as a financial analysis. He frequently serves as an expert witness in small business litigation.