Robert Simmons

Head of Social Impact and STEM Programs

Micron Technology

Dr. Robert Simmons serves as the Head of Social Impact and STEM Programs at Micron Technology. In this role Robert leads social impact philanthropy and STEM programming in North America. Accordingly, Micron’s social impact efforts have centered on increasing access to STEM for historically and systemically marginalized communities while also establishing the Micron Nonprofit Leaders of Color Fellowship to challenge the disparities in funding and support nonprofit leaders of color experience. Through such programs as Chip Camp and Girls Going Tech, Micron’s no-cost STEM programming has partnered with a variety of universities and community organizations in Boise, Atlanta, Norfolk, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and now Syracuse and Onondaga County. Currently, Dr. Simmons serves as a Scholar in Residence and Scholar of Antiracist Praxis at the School of Education at American University and a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. As one of the first African Americans to become a tenured professor at Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Simmons has authored over 50 publications including the co-edited book Talking about Race.