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Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3589
Office: Bayou Suite 1125


Dr. Felix Simieou is an associate professor of educational administration. As a faculty member, he teaches leadership courses in school community relations, school law, principalship and transition, and change.

Most recently he served as interim associate dean of the College of Education. In this role, he was responsible for the development of academic programs, leading the strategic planning and assessment efforts, overseeing the program review process for the state, the accreditation process and other reports, and substituting for the dean.

Before serving as associate dean, he was the department chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. As department chair, he led and managed the college’s Ed.D. and M.S. in educational leadership as well as the educational foundations program. 

He has over 22 years of experience in education, including work as a classroom teacher, an administrator in public and private schools, and currently as an associate professor. He holds teaching certifications in Texas and Louisiana as well as principal certification in Texas. At the university, he has been program coordinator of educational leadership and served multiple chair positions in faculty senate and various commitments at the university and college levels.

Dr. Simieou has worked as a consultant with school districts, where he helped turnaround struggling schools by providing hands on assistance and guidance to novice administrators. In addition to professional development, he has served on multiple grants as a program evaluator.

He has been active in community, regional, state, and national service in various capacities including: 1) serving a panelist at the U.S. Department of Education on panels for school community relations, 2) serving as an executive board member for the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA), 3) serving as the president-elect of TCPEA, 4) providing numerous district workshops to teachers and administrators, and 5) serving as a reviewer for Educational Leadership Review and the International Journal of Education Leadership Preparation.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Education law
  • School community relations
  • Leadership preparation and policy
  • At-risk issues in urban education


  • Grace, J., Simieou, F., Lastrapes, R., Decman, J.  (2022). Confronting the Racism Boogeyman: Educational Leaders Make Meaning of the Impact of George Floyd. Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice. In Press
  • Decman, John; Badgett, Kevin; and Simieou, Felix III (2021) "Leadership through Chaos and the Demand for Resiliency," School Leadership Review: Vol. 16: Iss. 1, Article 8. Available at: 
  • Simieou, F., Grace, J., Decman, J., & Cothern, T. (2021). Let’s stay together: Examining a grow your own program in an urban district. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation.
  • Pena, C., Jones, L., Orange, A. Simieou, F. & Marquez, J. (2018). Academic Success and Resiliency Factors: A Case Study of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. American Journal of Qualitative Research.
  • Johnson, D., Jones, L., Simieou, F., Matthew, K., & Morgan, B. (2013). The relationship between grade configuration and standardized science test scores of fifth grade students: What school administrators should know. Journal of At-Risk Issues.
  • Simieou, F., Grigsby, B. L., Kajs, L. T., & Matthew, K. I. (2011). Legal issues and responsible practices regarding disability accommodations in postsecondary education. West's Education Law Reporter, 262(1), 9-15.
  • Grigsby, B., Schumacher, G., Decman, J., & Simieou, F. (2010). A principal’s dilemma: Instructional leader or manager. Academic Leadership Journal, 8(3), at
  • Simieou, F. Decman, J.M., Grigsby, B. & Schumacher, G. (2010). Lean on me: Peer mentoring with novice principals. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 5(1). Retrieved March 4, 2010, at
  • Decman, J., & Simieou, F. (2009). Review of selected dissertations addressing school public relations, administrator communication, and conflict resolution. Journal of School Public Relations, 29(4), 7-27
  • Simieou, F., & Grigsby B. (2008). Positive parenting participation in Title I schools: What’s going on. Journal of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, 2(1), 5-14.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

Masters Level

  • ADSU 5931 Research in Special Topics (Student Legal Matters)
  • ADSU 6233 Principalship
  • ADSU 6235 Administration of Special Programs
  • ADSU 6237 Student Legal Matters
  • ADSU 6437 School Law
  • ADSU 6533 Appraisal of Teaching
  • ADSU 6638 School Community Relations
  • ADSU 6739 Graduate Internship
Doctoral Level
  • EDLS 7130 Program Evaluation
  • EDLS 8132 Transition and