Category Archives: Faculty and Staff

Gift creates awards for inspiring SMU teachers

A gift of $1 million from Charles Mangum ’86 and his wife, Elaine Sheffer Mangum ’89, in honor of Charles’ parents will endow the Barbara and James Mangum Endowed Awards for Teaching Excellence. The gift was made as SMU continues

Faculty world changers

Celebrating the Year of the Faculty, SMU salutes the contributions of its esteemed faculty members as inspiring educators, gifted researchers and committed University citizens. A significant contributor to faculty accomplishment is the creation of endowed faculty positions made possible by

First of three new endowed academic positions named at SMU Simmons School of Education

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Anthropology Professor Elected to National Academy of Sciences

David J. Meltzer, the Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in Anthropology, has for three decades studied the origins, antiquity and adaptations of the first Americans, who arrived at the end of the Ice Age. For his achievements in original scientific research,

Acclaimed General and Professor Joins Faculty of Lyle School

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Talley of the U.S. Army Reserve was recognized for his work “engineering the peace” in Baghdad. Now Talley has joined Lyle School of Engineering as chair of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering and Bobby B.

Endowed Faculty at Work: David Chard and Brian Stump

The generous gifts of alumni, family and friends have established dozens of endowed faculty positions at SMU, enabling the University to attract leading scholars with significant research funds and competitive salaries. Through The Second Century Campaign, SMU aims to increase to

Faculty & Staff Join the Unbridled Commitment to SMU

SMU faculty and staff launched their participation in The Second Century Campaign September 3 with kickoff events throughout the day. The launch culminated with an all-University celebration in Umphrey Lee Ballroom hosted by President R. Gerald Turner. By mid-September, more

Endowed Faculty at Work

Gifts from alumni, parents and friends have established dozens of endowed faculty positions at SMU, enabling the University to attract leading scholars with significant research funds and competitive salaries. Through The Second Century Campaign, SMU aims to increase to 100