Houston Graduate School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Counseling
Ph.D. from Prairie View A & M University, 2011
M.A. from Texas Southern University, 2006
About Dr. Simon
Dr. Simon, from Chicago, Illinois, relocated to Houston, Texas, after completing his BS in Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University. He earned a BS in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University and a Master’s degree in Counseling and a PhD in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University.
Dr. Simon worked as a drug counselor at various levels of care, including residential rehabilitation, intensive outpatient, and outpatient care. He was the Program Director for an Outpatient HIV program in the mid-1990’s, then went on to be the Director of Operations at Bread of Life, a program whose aim is to help the homeless, for nine years. As a licensed therapist, Dr. Simon has worked with hospital programs and in private practice.
At this time, Dr. Simon has a private practice and works as a consultant, lecturer, presenter, and researcher, and a volunteer therapist at a local church.
Dr. Simon is married to Cheryl Gail, a wonderful elementary school teacher, and has three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, listening to jazz, juicing, reading, and encouraging hope.
Statistics and Research
Publications & Presentations
Dissertation: Examining the Relationship among Psychosocial Stressors, Substance Abuse, and Delinquency: An Approach Informed by General Strain Theory (2011)
Simon, S. (2010). Boot Camps Offer Promise when done Right. Caribbean Diaspora Crime Prevention Gazette, 1 (1) 1-4