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Cynthia Sims

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs; Interim Chair of Workforce Education and Development

Cynthia Sims

Phone: 618-453-7314
Office: Wham, Room 115
Email: csims@siu.edu

Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, 2004.

Areas of Specialization

Adult education and learning; adult program development; workforce diversity, power, and privilege; human resource development; service-learning; diversity in higher education; campus-community partnerships; and mentoring.

Volunteerism, Community Service, and Service-Learning

Mentoring Initiatives

2007 SIUC Mentorship Academy

2007 SIUC Mentorship Academy


Mentoring Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Trip to Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Trip to Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Students With Tennessee State Track Coach (Former Olympian)

Students With Tennessee State Track Coach (Former Olympian)


2008 Take Your Mentees to Class Week

Learning Histology with MEDPREP Mentor Laurine

Learning Histology with MEDPREP Mentor Laurine

Emeka Instructs Mentees in Kinesiology

Emeka Instructs Mentees in Kinesiology

Visit to Aaron's Internship at Student Judicial Affairs

Visit to Aaron's Internship at Student Judicial Affairs

Students attend class with Dr. Novotny Lawrence

Students attend class with Dr. Novotny Lawrence


2009 Take Your Mentees to Class Week

2007 Mentorship Academy Alum Nina (left) Now An SIUC Student With Continuing Mentees

2007 Mentorship Academy Alum Nina with Continuing Mentees

Chemistry Instructor & Mentor Dr. Colleen Scott

Chemistry Instructor & Mentor Dr. Colleen Scott

Dr. Sims Joining Mentee Stephanie and Mentors

Dr. Sims Joining Mentee Stephanie and Mentors

Health Education Instructor Miranda, Mentee Ashley, Kinesiology Instructor Ashley, Mentee Kendell, Mentee Nate, and Graduate Student Quiana Lunch 2009

Health Education Instructor Miranda, Mentees, and Graduate Student Quiana Lunch 2009

Mentee Stephanie and Chemistry Doctoral Student/Instructor Eboni Perkins

Stephanie and Chemistry Doctoral Student/Instructor Eboni Perkins

Mentee Stephanie Observing Experiment With Chemistry Doctoral Student Eboni Perkins

Stephanie Observing Experiment With Chemistry Doctoral Student Eboni Perkins

Mentees Visiting Radio & Television Department with Graduate Student

Mentees Visiting Radio & Television Department with Graduate Student

Nate with Radio and Television staff Jun Kim

Nate with Radio and Television staff Jun Kim

Nate Bufford in SIUC Radio & Television Studio

Nate Bufford in SIUC Radio & Television Studio

Mentees Visiting Dr. Pamela Smoot's Black American Studies Class

Mentees Visiting Dr. Pamela Smoot's Black American Studies Class

Mentees Visiting Dr. Smoot's Black American Studies Class

Mentees Visiting Dr. Smoot's Black American Studies Class

Mentees Ashley, Kendell, and Nate in SIUC Bowling Class 2009

Mentees Ashley, Kendell, and Nate in SIUC Bowling Class 2009


2010 Take Your Mentees to Class Week

A Pivate Lecture with Mentors

A Private Lecture with Mentors

Carbondale High School Students with Mentor

Carbondale High School Students with Mentor

Having Lunch in Trueblood Hall Cafeteria

Having Lunch in Trueblood Hall Cafeteria

Med School Mentor Gives Sample Lecture

Med School Mentor Gives Sample Lecture

SIU Medical School Mentor Safiyah

SIU Medical School Mentor Safiyah

SIU Medical School Mentor Safiyah (2)

SIU Medical School Mentor Safiyah (2)

Student Practices a Diagnosis

Student Practices a Diagnosis

Student Practices a Diagnosis (2)

Student Practices a Diagnosis (2)

Students Learn About First Year Medical School Requirements

Students Learn About First Year Medical School Requirements

Students Tour Cadaver Lab

Students Tour Cadaver Lab

Students' Tour Includes Holding a Human Brain

Students' Tour Includes Holding a Human Brain

Students Tour Medical Students' Study Room

Students Tour Medical Students' Study Room

Students Tour Radiology Department

Students Tour Radiology Department

Students Tour SIUC Dental Clinic with Department Chair and Mentor

Students Tour SIUC Dental Clinic with Department Chair and Mentor

Students Toured Trueblood Hall

Students Toured Trueblood Hall


2012 Take Your Mentees to Class Week

Mentors Ed and Nina host 6 Carbondale Community High School Students

Mentors Ed and Nina host 6 Carbondale Community High School Students

Former 2008 & 2009 Mentorship Academy Participant, Kendell, meets with Murphysboro High School Student

Former 2008 & 2009 Mentorship Academy Participant, Kendell, meets with Murphysboro High School Student

Murphysboro Senior Tours Residence Hall

Murphysboro Senior Tours Residence Hall


Photos of Prior Classes

WED 581 Summer 2009

WED 581 Summer 2009

WED 581 Summer 2008

WED 581 Summer 2008

WED 486 Fall 2008

WED 486 Fall 2008

WED 486 2007 Mayport

WED 486 2007 Mayport

WED 581 Summer 2007

WED 581 Summer 2007

WED 581 Summer 2007 - This is what happened when Dr. Sims brought popsicles to class!

WED 581 Summer 2007-This is what happened when Dr. Sims brought popsicles to class!

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WED 486 Fall 2009

WED 581 Summer 2011

WED 581 Summer 2011