Sherry Simms

Sherry Simms

Title: Associate Professor, Metalsmithing Area Coordinator
Dept/Program: Metalsmithing
Office: Folk Hall 183
Phone: 330–972–5964


Sherry Simms is an Associate Professor of Art and the Coordinator of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry where she has been employed since 2001. Previously she taught in the metals programs at the State University of New York in New Paltz, and at The University of Oregon in Eugene. Simms holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA from The University of Akron. Simms creates jewelry and sculptural objects that challenge our cultural understanding of jewelry and ornamentation. Her work has been widely exhibited and has been published in both American Craft and Metalsmith magazines, and a variety of other art publications. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, which include three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, a University of Akron Summer Research Fellowship, and a Jentel Foundation Residency Fellowship.


M.F.A. University of New York at Paltz
B.F.A. University of Akron