Robert Leos 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.

Consulting Experience

Robert Leos 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 Programs.

Texas 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 programs.

Publishing Experience

• Vice-President for ESL/Bilingual Education for Melton Peninsula Publishers
Publishers UK);
• Texas sales representative for ELS Publications, Culver City (ELL);
• Southwest U.S. sales representative for Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. (scientific,
..medical, technical);
• South Texas evaluation consultant for The Psychological Corporation (now
..Harcourt Assessment);
• Project Director for Spanish language products, Harcourt Assessment, San Antonio;
• South Texas test consultant for CTB/McGraw-Hill.

Robert currently serves as advisor and consultant for several non-competing publishers and organizations.

Academic Credentials

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 Psychology.

B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Psychology.

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.