Instructor of Management

Department of Management

Research Interests


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

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