General News & Announcements

Paige Ware Named Dean Ad Interim by Provost Currall

  Paige Ware, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, becomes the interim dean of the Simmons School, June 30, 2016. Professor Ware is a highly regarded scholar and teacher who joined the faculty in 2003. Her area … Continue reading

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Budd Center’s Work with Taos Schools Is Up and Running

The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education manages The School Zone, a collective impact partnership in West Dallas that provides children the educational, social and emotional tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.  One of the hallmarks is … Continue reading

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New Study Says Walking Burns More Calories Than Known

Simmons researcher Lindsay Ludlow and Professor Peter Weyand have determined that leading standards for measuring calories burned during walking are inaccurate, and they have calculated a more precise method of measurement. Their study, Energy expenditure during level human walking: seeking … Continue reading

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Simmons Conference Examines Conditions for African-American Success in Higher Education

The Simmons School invited faculty, administrators, students, alumni and community leaders to discuss what elements are necessary to ensure academic success for African-Americans in higher education. The conference, which took place April 1 at Harold Simmons Hall, tackled topics on … Continue reading

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DRCM Students Win National Mediation Competition

At the 5th Annual Graduate Mediation Competition hosted by SMU’s Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, April 1-2, in Plano, Simmons student teams won every award category. They are as follows: First Place Team award: Dana Garnett, Nate Owens, … Continue reading

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Dean David J. Chard Named President of Wheelock College

David J. Chard, the inaugural dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will become president of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2016. Following a nationwide search, Wheelock’s board of trustees announced today … Continue reading

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Brian Fennig Honored by Provost’s Teaching Recognition Award

Brian Fennig, Ph.D. received the 2016 Provost’s Teaching Award for demonstrating commitment to excellence and consummate dedication to teaching and learning. A senior lecturer in Wellness, Fenning teaches Personal Responsibility and Wellness, and Individual Fitness. “I’ve always believed that I … Continue reading

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SMU Opens Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU will dedicate Harold Clark Simmons Hall at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. The three-story building designed to serve a new generation of teachers and leader will support work ranging from strengthening the academic skills of the youngest preschooler … Continue reading

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Advocating for Special Needs Students

Professor Stephanie Al Otaiba urges states to adequately develop support and interventions for special needs students. Read her Letter to the Editor in Education Week here. She holds the Patsy and Ray Caldwell Centennial Chair in Teaching and Learning.

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2016 Luminary Awards

Three education advocates and organizations who are taking fresh and research-based approaches to the improvement and advancement of education will be honored with Luminary Awards Thursday, Jan. 21, by SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. They … Continue reading

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