Felix Simieou III, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
College of Education
Dr. Felix Simieou is an associate professor of educational administration and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Education at the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In this role, he is responsible for the development of academic programs; leading the strategic planning and assessment efforts; overseeing the program review process for the State, 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. As a faculty member, he teaches leadership courses in school community relations, school law, principalship and transition and change.
He has over 22 years of experience in education, including work as a classroom teacher, administrator in public and private schools and currently associate professor. He holds teaching certifications in Texas and Louisiana, as well as principal certification in Texas. At the university, he had been program coordinator of educational leadership and served multiple chair positions in faculty senate and various commitments at the university and college levels.
He 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 a test monitor for the Texas Education Agency for local school districts; 3) Guest lecturer at various Houston universities; 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.
Areas of Expertise
- Educational Leadership
- School Community Relations
- School and Classroom effects
- Legal and Policy Issues
- Program Evaluation
Decman, J., Badgett, K., Garrett, J., & Simieou, F. (2020 – In press). Supporting parents as strategic partners. Voices from the Field: Building Capacity for Leadership and Social Change in Rural Schools. ICPEL Press.
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 http://www.academicleadership.org.
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 http://ijelp.expressacademic.org.
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
Courses (Current Academic Year)
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
EDLS 7130 Program Evaluation
EDLS 8132 Transition and Change
EDLS 8939 Dissertation