General News & Announcements

HPISD Superintendent Joins Education Policy and Leadership Faculty

The Simmons School welcomes Highland Park Independent School District Superintendent Dawson Orr, Ph.D., to the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, where he will serve as clinical professor and chair beginning this fall. He retires from HPISD in August. Orr … Continue reading

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Simmons Recognizes Three Education Advocates with 2015 Luminary Awards

The Simmons School is pleased to honor President Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College; The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; and Big Brothers Big Sisters for their education advocacy impacting children and … Continue reading

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Director of Dispute Resolution Offers View of Solitary Confinement

Betty Gilmore, lecturer and director of the dispute resolution program at SMU Simmons, writes about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons in this op-ed published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Simmons Students Reflect on Education Policy in Two Op-ed Pieces

Two SMU students, Anna Norkett and Rahfin Faruk, blogged for an education policy class in Simmons with Bill McKenzie, editorial director for the George W. Bush Institute. As a bonus, they published op-ed pieces in The Dallas Morning News. To … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News Interviews Higher Ed student, Luisa del Rosal

Simmons Higher Ed graduate student, Luisa del Rosal (center), is featured in a Dallas Morning News series about young professionals from Mexico starting new ventures. Del Rosal is a program director at SMU’s Tower Center. Read article here and view … Continue reading

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Susan Holland Honored by Students as a Peruna Prof

Professor of Practice Susan Holland, who teaches for Simmons’ sport management program in Applied Physiology and Wellness, was honored by SMU students for being an inspiring and outstanding teacher. She received a surprise visit from Peruna, SMU’s mascot, and a … Continue reading

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In Partnership with The Dallas Morning News, Doris Baker Teaches Parents About Early Childhood Education

Assistant Professor Doris Baker trains Latino parents to disseminate information about early childhood education and literacy though a project launched by The Dallas Morning News and Al Dia. This project, called Hispanic Families Network, uses social media as a source of … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

We deeply mourn the loss of Professor Emeritus Peter Gifford, a revered educator and mentor who helped create the Applied Physiology and Wellness Department in Simmons. A public service will be held in SMU’s Perkins Chapel, Friday, November 21, at … Continue reading

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Leanne Ketterlin-Geller To Direct New STEM Initiatives At SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering

Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, associate professor in Simmons’ Education Policy and Leadership and director of the school’s Research in Mathematics Education unit, will lead new K-12 STEM initiatives  for SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education. For Ketterlin-Geller, this is a cross-disciplinary appointment … Continue reading

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SMU Breaks Ground for Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 for Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the newest building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony followed a gift of $25 million from Annette Caldwell Simmons and Harold C. Simmons in February … Continue reading

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