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Joseph Simpson

Collegiate Associate Professor
D&DS 290M
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Joseph serves as faculty in the management department and as director of the Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC). He has over 20 years of combined experience in entrepreneurship, military, security, and education. His research focuses on security and decision making, particularly at the executive levels of organizations. His work has been published in Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Travel Research, Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 


  • Simpson, J. & Schuler Scott, A. (2023). Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend: War Combat Volunteerism. Annals of Tourism Research. Accepted for publication (Impact Factor 13.2). 
  • Hunt, R.A., Townsend, D., Manocha, P. & Simpson, J. (2023). Knowledge problem diagnosis and the fate of corporate entrepreneurship initiatives. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 19, e00358. 
  • Simpson, J., & Sariol, M. (2022). Uncertainty, entrepreneurial orientation, and the pursuit of M&A: Managing the unpredictable. Journal of Business Research, 142: 423-434. (Impact Factor 11.3). 
  • Simpson, J. & Brantly, A. (2022) Security Simulations in Undergraduate Education: A Review. Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice: 2022(1). Available at:
  • Drape, T., Magerkorth, N., Sen, A., Simpson, J., Seibel, M., Murch, R. S., & Duncan, S. E. (2021). Assessing the Role of Cyberbiosecurity in Agriculture: A Case Study. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology: 742. (Impact Factor 5.7). 


  • Ph.D. in Business, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2019
  • M.B.A., University of Texas Pan American, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate, International Security Studies, Stanford University, 2011
  • M.S., Homeland Security Management, Long Island University, 2011
  • B.S., Intelligence Studies, American Military University, 2009