Eighteen SMU faculty members receive tenure, promotions effective Sept. 1, 2016

Rajani Sudan

Eighteen SMU faculty members receive tenure, promotions effective Sept. 1, 2016

Eighteen distinguished SMU faculty members are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2016-17 academic year.

The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016:

Cox School of Business

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:

  • Michael Braun, Marketing

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:

  • Heather DeShon, Earth Sciences
  • Scott Norris, Mathematics
  • Rubén Sánchez-Godoy, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
  • Hervé Tchumkam, World Languages and Literatures (French)
  • Nicolay Tsarevsky, Chemistry

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor:

  • Matthew Hornbach, Earth Sciences
  • Thomas Knock, History
  • Rajani Sudan, English

Dedman School of Law

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:

  • W. Keith Robinson, Law (patent law, intellectual property)
  • David O. Taylor, Law (patent law, patent litigation, federal civil procedure, appellate advocacy, contract law)

Lyle School of Engineering

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor:

  • Ping (Peggy) Gui, Electrical Engineering

Meadows School of the Arts

Recommended for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:

  • Jake Batsell, Journalism
  • Hye Jin Yoon, Advertising

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor:

  • H. Clifton Forbis, Music (Voice)
  • Adam Herring, Art History
  • Lisa Pon, Art History

Perkins School of Theology

Recommended for promotion to Full Professor:

  • Jaime Clark-Soles, Theology (New Testament)
August 8, 2016|For the Record, News|

Winners of Dedman College’s 2009 ‘Spirit of Innovation Award’ announced

Dean Cordelia Candelaria of SMU’s Dedman College announces the first annual winners of the Dean’s “Spirit of Innovation Awards.” Recipients include faculty, students and staff who are fostering innovation through projects designed to promote discovery and learning at Southern Methodist University.

The 2009 Spirit of Innovation Award recipients will be honored at 3 p.m. May 1 in Dallas Hall’s McCord Auditorium during the last faculty meeting of the academic year.

The awards were introduced by the Dean Candelaria to encourage innovative collaborations throughout the college and to recruit outstanding graduate students for advanced studies. The applications were screened by an advisory committee, and the following projects were selected to receive the inaugural Dedman College Dean’s “Spirit of Innovation Awards”:

Darryl Dickson-Carr, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will use the award to recruit talented graduate students at the Summer Institute of Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS) with the aim of diversifying and strengthening the pipeline to the future professoriate.

Peter Moore, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, will pursue a three-pronged approach for identifying and recruiting a diverse pool of qualified graduate students in the areas of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences.

Rajani Sudan, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will bring visiting scholars to Dedman College as part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference “to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among junior as well as more senior scholars.”

Rachel Romero and Mara Morhouse of the Dedman College Office of Undergraduate Student Relations are the recipients of the Staff SOARS award for 2009. Their project is to establish an organization of Dedman College Ambassadors to promote greater community and Dedman identity within the school.

George Enriquez, undergraduate student majoring in Finance and Spanish, designed a project to engage an interdisciplinary team of students in presenting a simulated interaction between Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. He was selected for the Student Exemplars of Excellent Development (SEED) Award.

Emphasizing the importance of academic excellence, Dean Candelaria noted that “these awards recognize that Dedman College has pushed the pursuit of knowledge and creative inquiry from the earliest founding days of the University in the 1900s.”

For more information about the awards and the reception, call the Dean’s Office of Dedman College at 214-768-3212.

April 6, 2009|News|

Five Ford Research Fellows named for 2008

2008 Ford Research FellowsFive innovative SMU researchers have received the University’s 2008 Ford Research Fellowships. This year’s recipients are Rhonda Blair, Theatre; Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering; Rajani Sudan, English; Kumar Venkataraman, Finance; and Steven Vik, Biological Sciences.

Established in 2002 through a $1 million pledge from Gerald Ford, chair of SMU’s Board of Trustees, the fellowships help the University retain and reward outstanding scholars. Each recipient receives a cash prize for research support during the year.

Read more about this year’s recipients. Right, the new Ford Fellows were honored by the SMU Board of Trustees at its May meeting. Left to right: SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford and his wife, Kelli; Vik, Blair, Christensen, Sudan and Venkataraman.

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May 30, 2008|News|
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