Brian Stump

Faculty in the News: Nov. 7, 2008

Matt Wilson, Political Science, discussed Sarah Palin’s political future with Reuters Oct. 31, 2008.

Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, provided expertise on the Oct. 30-31 earthquakes that shook Irving and Grand Prairie for The Dallas Morning News in an article published Nov. 1, 2008.

Rita Kirk, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, provided expertise on the use of direct mail in political campaigns – and whether or not it has any effect on potential voters – for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Nov. 2, 2008.

Tom Fomby, Economics, wrote an op-ed, “Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here?” published in the Dallas Business Journal Oct. 10, 2008. He was also interviewed for a DBJ article, “Dallas Economist Reacts to Fed’s Bailout Plan,” published Sept. 19, 2008. His recent lecture at Texarkana College on the economic recession was covered in the Texarkana Gazette Nov. 2, 2008.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, provided expertise on how Texas politicians are beginning to position themselves for the 2010 election in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Nov. 5, 2008. He discussed whether a Barack Obama presidency would be able to deliver on expectations with The Canadian Press Nov. 3, 2008. He also talked about how the 2008 election opened a new front in the “culture wars” with Reuters Nov. 2, 2008.

General Education Review committee named

The Office of the Provost has named all members of SMU’s General Education Review Committee. The office plans to establish a website on which faculty and staff members can track the Commitee’s progress and provide feedback.

“The members have all agreed to participate in this important venture on behalf of, and in consultation with, the entire University community,” said Provost Paul Ludden in an e-mail to SMU faculty and staff.

The General Education Review is a key objective of SMU’s Centennial Strategic Plan 2006-2015. The review will examine how the University’s general education requirements “prepare students for citizenship and leadership roles in an educated society.” Copies of the Centennial Strategic Plan 2006-2015 may be picked up in SMU’s libraries.

The committee membership:

Dennis Cordell, Dedman College General Education, Co-Chair
Thomas Tunks, Associate Provost, Co-Chair
Shelley Berg, Dance
Denise DuPont, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Vicki Hill, Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
Robert Krout, Music Therapy
Monnie McGee, Statistical Science
Mark McPhail, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Rachael Morgan, student representative
Ellen Pryor, Associate Provost
Miguel Quiñones, Management and Organizations
Gale Roid, Teaching and Learning
Nina Schwartz, English
Harold Stanley, Political Science
Susan Strobel-Hogan, Residence Life and Student Housing
Brian Stump, Earth Sciences
Alisa Rata Stutzbach, Hamon Arts Library
David Willis, Mechanical Engineering
Jo Geisler, staff support
Michael Tumeo, staff support

Brian Stump receives teaching award at General Faculty Meeting

Brian Stump, Albritton Professor in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College, was honored as the 2007-08 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year at SMU’s Fall General Faculty Meeting Aug. 28.

President R. Gerald Turner updated the faculty on the upcoming Second Century Campaign and other issues surrounding campus life.

>> Newly tenured faculty and more under the link

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