Alan Simon, EdD

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Dr. Simon teaches graduate level courses focusing on school organization and personnel, school community relations, supervision and instructional leadership. He is also advises doctorate students. Before joining Concordia’s faculty, he served as teacher, principal and superintendent. He also serves as an adjunct professor at University of Illinois, National-Louis University, Aurora University and Northeastern University. Dr. Simon has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2006.


  • EdD, Administration and Supervision. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
  • MS, Education. National College of Education, Chicago.
  • BA, Political Science. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • “Yogi Berra Quotes Can Guide Boards.” Illinois School Board Journal, May–June 2010.