Professor Omari Simmons featured on the Michael Eric Dyson radio show

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Omari Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy. Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

It’s no secret that low-income, first-generation, and minority students are less likely to pursue higher education.

One reason, says Omari Scott Simmons, professor of law at Wake Forest University, is that mediocre college counseling often directs these students away from rigorous four-year colleges and toward vocational schools, community colleges, and for-profit universities.

Simmons, who is also executive director of the Simmons Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes college access for vulnerable students, addressed the issue in the Huffington Post and was mentioned in an Education Department blog. Listen to his interview here.