New manager selected for Missouri judicial education

Anthony Simones

Dr. Anthony Simones has been named the Manager of Judicial Education and Programming for the Court Business Services Division of the Office of State Courts Administrator in Missouri.

Simones obtained a J.D. and Ph.D from the University of Tennessee. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University from 1991-2002, where he taught Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and American Government. He won the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and was a two-time nominee for the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professor of the Year in his time at Missouri State University.

He then moved on to Thompson/Wadsworth Publishing, where he developed educational materials for both college students and professors, as well as creating computer simulations for government students and instructional DVDs in collaboration with ABC News and CNN.

In 2004, he took a position at Dalton State College, where he taught classes ranging from Juvenile Justice and Criminology to Profiling and Judicial Process, as well as developing and administering a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. At the time he left DSC in 2011, Dr. Simones was a nominee for Georgia Professor of the Year and for the Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year.

“It is an honor to work in this field and to actually participate in the very things about which I was teaching just a few months ago,” Simones said about his new position.

We welcome him to NASJE.