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Joseph Simpson

Collegiate Assistant Professor
2092 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Dr. Joseph Simpson is a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Management and Director of the Integrated Security Education and Research Center (ISERC). His experience includes ten years of military special operations and nuclear weapons security. For the last six years, he has served on a few boards of directors and owned multiple businesses including two outpatient treatment facilities and a real estate holding company. His research focuses on security and its effect on attitudes, decision-making and firm outcomes.


  • Simpson, J. & Sariol, M. A. (2018). Squared Away: Veterans on the Board of Directors. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Simpson, J. & Simpson, P. (2017). Emotional Solidarity with Security Forces: A Comparison of Residents and Tourists. Journal of Travel Research, 56(7): 927-940. 
  • Simpson, J., Cruz-Milan, O., & Simpson, P. (2016). Attitude towards Immigrants and Security: Effects on Destination-loyal Tourists. Tourism Management, 57: 373-386. 
  • Cruz-Milan, O., Simpson, J., Simpson, P., & Choi, W. (2016). Reassurance or Reason for Concern: Security Forces as a Crisis Management Strategy. Tourism Management, 56: 114-125.