Kevin Simmons, professor of economics, is internationally known for his work on the economics of natural hazards. Simmons has presented papers at academic conferences in the U.S. and 11 different countries. He has also delivered speeches for industry groups with an interest in natural hazards. Simmons has been highlighted and interviewed by the New York Times, CBS Evening News, Fox Business, Christian Science Monitor, and USA today. Over 50 of his published articles have been widely cited and appeared in academic journals from a variety of disciplines including engineering, sociology, law, meteorology, and economics. In 2011, Simmons published a book titled, “Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes”, followed by a second book, “Deadly Season: Analyzing the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks”, in 2012.
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