Dr. Ed Simpson served as Vice President for Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo (AUC) from April 2006 until January 2010. In this role, Simpson, Jr. was responsible for leading, developing, and managing a wide range of continuing education programs for adult part-time learners and recent college graduates throughout Egypt. Additionally, he became the senior administrative officer at AUC’s Tahrir Square campus in September 2008 following the University’s opening of its new campus in Katameya/New Cairo.
Prior to joining AUC, Dr. Simpson held the position of distinguished public service fellow in the Institute of Higher Education (now emeritus) at the University of Georgia with primary responsibilities in the area of public service and outreach, including comparative and developmental work with international higher education institutions and systems.
At the University of Georgia, he had previously filled administrative roles as associate vice president for public service and outreach and director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, a comprehensive, residential adult learning complex for credit and noncredit programs.
His thirty-five years of administrative experience include leadership roles in a variety of continuing and adult education and university outreach capacities, including director of state-wide off-campus graduate programs in Virginia and assistant dean of the Extension Division, both at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Dr. Simpson has been active in higher education accreditation work for more than thirty years.