Ronald Simpkins

Ronald  Simpkins
Research Associate - Center for Health & Community Impact
260 Matthaei

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • Masters - Sports Administration (Wayne State University)


Ronald Simpkins is a research Associate in the Center For Health and Community Impact, where he oversees the implementation of a variety of grant based initiatives centered around encouraging Detroit youth to participate in sports which aids in the development of a variety of leadership skills. Ronald Simpkins played professional football for both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers after which he returned to Detroit Michigan and earned his Master’s degree from Wayne State University in Sports Administration.


  • Research
  • Volunteers, Administrative Coaches Training

Research Interests

  • Youth participation in sports
  • Youth leadership skills