Kelly Simons joined the School of Design and Production in 2023 as a member of the Animatronics faculty. She works with her students to develop creative problem solving methods to carry with them through their careers.
- 30 hour OSHA certified
- University of California Irvine Project Management Principles and Practices Certification, December 2021
- Technical Director of Theatre and Lecturer of Communication Arts at Western Colorado University, 2022-23.
- Project Manager for Prop Storage Renovation at Utah State University, Caine College of the Arts, 2020.
- Assistant Professor of Professional Practice of Technical Direction at Utah State University, Caine College of the Arts, 2019-21.
- Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
- USITT Intermountain Desert Region Board Member, Secretary
- USITT Early Career Member
M.F.A. Technical DirectionCarnegie Mellon University
B.F.A. Theatre DesignUniversity of Kansas
B.G.S. Film and Media StudiesUniversity of Kansas