Gina Simpson

  • June 3rd, 2019
Gina Simpson
Faculty, Management
Email: rsimpson@culverhouse.ua.edu
Department:Management
Title:Clinical Instructor
Phone:(205) 348-9584
Building:Alston Hall
Office:168
PO Box:870225

Biography


Gina Simpson is a native of Alabama and a multiple graduate of The University of Alabama. She has spent her career as a serial entrepreneur founding, managing and growing several companies. Mrs. Simpson, a certified professional coach, enjoys using her entrepreneurial experience to grow and foster businesses and students. Currently, she is the President of Regina Holdings, LLC, a consulting and investment firm, and Solana Strategies, a professional coaching firm. In addition to business owner, consultant and coach, Mrs. Simpson has taught various management classes in Culverhouse for over 15 years as a Teaching Assistant, Adjunct Professor, and now Clinical Instructor. Gina has received numerous awards throughout her career including The Rising Star Entrepreneurship Award by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Soroptimist Woman of Distinction, the Roots and Wings Award by the Women in Business Council and is a two time recipient of the Steve Woodward Outstanding Faculty Award. She is very active in the community serving on several boards. Mrs. Simpson holds a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Small Company Management and Entrepreneurship and a M.S. in Marketing

Focus and Current Research


Entrepreneurship Pedagogy

Experiential Learning Curriculum Development

Creating Experiential Teaching Exercises

Science of Happiness

Resilience

Honors, Achievements and Affiliations


  • ELI-MP, 2017 - Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Institute Professional Excellence in Coaching, New Jersey.
  • CPC, 2017 – Certified Professional Coach, Institute Professional Excellence in Coaching, New Jersey.
  • Recipient, 2018. The Steve Woodruff Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. Culverhouse College of Business, University of Alabama.
  • Recipient, 2014. Woman of Distinction. Tuscaloosa Soroptimists Club
  • Recipient, 2014. The Steve Woodruff Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama
  • Recipient, 2012. Elton B. Stephens Management and Marketing Scholarship. Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama
  • Recipient, 2011. Roots and Wings Award. Women in Business Council, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipient, 2009. Rising Star Entrepreneurship Award. West Alabama Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipient, 2002-2005. Fredrick Augustin Brett Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2003-2004; 2004-2005; 2005-2006. University of Alabama Graduate School
  • Recipient, 2005-2006. Minnie C. Miles Human Resource Management Endowed Graduate Award Scholarship. Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama
  • 2017-Present, Advisory Board Member, SmartBank
  • 2017-Present, Steering Committee Member, Empowering Women in Industry
  • 2016-Present, United Way Volunteer Allocation Team
  • 2017-2020, Advisory Committee Member, Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Commission
  • 2017, 2018, Entrepreneurship Judge, Aldag Business Plan Competition, University of Alabama
  • 2015, 2016, 2018, Entrepreneurship Judge, Startup Tuscaloosa
  • 2015, Graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa
  • 2016-2017, Board of Directors, MyVA Alabama Operation Entrust Community
  • 2010-2017, Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
  • 2014-2017, Executive Leadership Council for Heart Walk, American Heart Association
    • 2015 Chairman
  • 2010-2014, Board of Directors, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission
    • 2011-2013, Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • 2012, Chairman, CEO Search Committee
  • 2012, City of Tuscaloosa Downtown Entertainment District Committee

Selected Publications


Lohrke, F. T., Simpson, R. W., & Hunt, D. M. 2007. Extending the bargaining power model: Eighteenth century lessons from Panton, Leslie and Company in managing political risk. Journal of Management History, 13: 153-171.

Simpson, Gina & Armstrong, Craig. USASBE Annual Conference, 2020, Emerging Teaching Exercises. What Good Are Bad Products? A Classroom Activity For Developing Persuasive Pitching Skills

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