Houston Graduate School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Counseling
PhD, Prairie View A & M University, 2011
MA, 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 of Arts 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 become 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