Victoria Vinson (SOCI-BS, Class of 2013) began the Cyber Corps Graduate Program at the University of Tulsa Spring 2015 with a full scholarship.
Ellen Green (SOCI-BS, Class of 2012) will begin the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas Fall 2015.
Jessica Noel (SOCI-BS, Class of 2012) will begin the Master of Public Policy at UCLA Fall 2015.
Laura Orr (MKCL-BA, Class of 2008) is currently working at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center as a play therapist with trauma victims, Fall 2015.
In a volume issued by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Prof. Keller argues that since the 1980s, the U.S. government has been involved in innovative dynamism through decentralized programs that have often fallen beneath the radar of public debates. Understanding the programs is crucial to bolstering the U.S. innovation system, and to nations that seek to emulate the U.S. capacity for innovation. The book includes work from the former Chief Economists of the World Bank and ADB, academics and policy-makers. READ MORE
Year of the Student Blog
Elishah Ramos ’15 was one of 10 students who received the “M” award, SMU’s highest commendation, at the University’s 18th annual Honors Convocation, in April.
“I’m pretty excited about it. It was a surprise for me. I know so many other students who work so hard for the University and are equally deserving of this award. So it’s humbling for me to be acknowledged in this way,” says Elishah, who also has served as an SMU Ambassador and is the first in his family to go to college.
An esteemed University tradition, Honors Convocation is a celebration of academic excellence achieved by SMU students. And Elishah, a double major in markets and culture and Spanish and a human rights minor, loves traditions. He also served as a Peruna handler, in charge of the SMU mascot during athletic events. READ MORE
Congratulations to the Dedman College faculty members who are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2015-16 academic year.
The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
Angela Ards, English
Greg Brownderville, English
Justin Fisher, Philosophy
Matthew Keller, Sociology
Matthew Lockard, Philosophy
Daniel Moss, English
Nia Parson, Anthropology
Christopher Roos, Anthropology
Stephen Sekula, Physics
Alicia Zuese, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
Recommended for promotion to Full Professor:
Thomas Coan, Physics
Darryl Dickson-Carr, English
Robert Kehoe, Physics
Francisco Morán, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
Tony Ng, Statistical Science
Sherry Wang, Statistical Science
Congratulations to the following professors who received emeritus status in 2014-2015. The professors, and their dates of service:
Christine Buchanan, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1977-2015
Bradley Kent Carter, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1970-2015
Anthony Cortese, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1989-2015
Richard Haberman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1978-2015
James K. Hopkins, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2015
John Ubelaker, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1968-2015
Ben Wallace, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1969-2015
Congratulations to Sociology major, Marlon Carbajal, who was selected as an outstanding SMU graduate for his work in Student Affairs. READ MORE
Class members visited the Dallas City Archives in March, and city archivist John Slate, in order to learn about available documents for the class study of the availability of food in the West Dallas community.
Pictured are (l to r) front: Mr. John Slate, Nicole Parmenter, Meagan Mulry, Aubrey Richardson, Kathleen Batman, Lily Morey, Ronnell Sims, MJ Padgett, Hannah Beltran. Back: Kris Weeks, Seaver Myers, Kristen Yule, Maddie Lozano, Zac Turner. Professor Nancy Campbell not pictured.
Students enrolled in Sociology 4390 Advanced Methods had a unique opportunity to learn about West Dallas barrios from SMU alumni Rosemary Hinojosa. Mrs. Hinojosa currently works with DMAHL, Dallas Mexican-American Historical League, to preserve the rich culture and history of the West Dallas barrios. Dr. Nancy Campbell designed the class to provide students with an opportunity to engage in primary data collection. The class will be offered again Fall 2015.
Aubrey Richardson, double major in Sociology and Psychology, was awarded the Joseph E. Pryor Fellowship from Region II of the Alpha Chi National College Honors Society. The Pryor Fellowship is presented to a graduating senior who plans to pursue full time academic work in graduate or professional school the following year. In addition to her excellent academic record, Ms. Richardson is the President of Dedman College Ambassadors and the Mustang Fitness Club.
The Department of Sociology congratulates Marlon Carbajal, Erica Renstrom, Aubrey Richardson, and Kristen Yule for their academic accomplishments over the last four years. All four were inducted into Phi Betta Kappa honor society on March 1, 2015.