H. LEOS, Ph.D.
has a combination of professional experiences in
the publishing industry as well as in state government.
A goal of his consulting practice is to build long-term
partnerships with non-competing clients based
on clear, mutually agreed-upon objectives, and collaboration
throughout the duration of a project.
has provided management and strategic planning
services to some of the largest textbook publishers
in the industry. In addition, he has collaborated
on a number of program evaluation projects including
an evaluation of the Communities in Schools programs
of Texas and the Texas High School Success Pilot
State Government Experience
Dr. Leos served as Senior
Director, Textbook Administration, for the Texas
Education Agency. In this capacity, he was responsible
for managing the textbook review, adoption, purchase,
and distribution for 1,200 public school districts
and open-enrollment charter schools. During his
tenure as textbook director, Robert served as
a resource for numerous legislative hearings and
was responsible for developing and managing the
state budget for instructional materials. Prior
to his tenure as state textbook director, Dr.
Leos was a team member in the Division of Program
Evaluation, Texas Education Agency, participating
in a number of research projects including evaluations
of special education, bilingual, and prekindergarten
ESL/Bilingual Education for Melton Peninsula Publishers
Texas sales representative for ELS Publications,
Culver City (ELL);
Southwest U.S. sales representative for Springer-Verlag
New York, Inc. (scientific,
South Texas evaluation consultant for The
Psychological Corporation (now
Project Director for Spanish language products,
Harcourt Assessment, San Antonio;
South Texas test consultant for CTB/McGraw-Hill.
serves as advisor and consultant for several non-competing
publishers and organizations.
Ph.D. The University
of Texas at Austin. Educational Psychology/Curriculum
and Instruction. Dissertation was nominated for
Outstanding Dissertation, College of .Education.
M.A. from the University
of Iowa, Iowa City. Special Education and Educational
B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Teaching Certification.
Special Education with endorsement for teaching
English as a Second Language.
Completed Executive Education Program in Change
Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Little-known fact: Robert
was co-author (with Nancy Leos) of THE LOWFAT
MEXICAN COOKBOOK: TRUE MEXICAN TASTE WITHOUT THE
WAIST, now out of print, but still available
through on-line booksellers. Contact Robert Leos
for additional information.