General News & Announcements

Taking A Look at Exits by College Presidents

Michael Harris, associate professor in Education Policy and Leadership, responds to the latest exit by a college president, Baylor’s Ken Starr, in an op-ed piece for the Texas Tribune. He and co-author Molly Ellis  see trends in presidents’ departures. Their … Continue reading

Posted in Education Policy, General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

Providing Advice about Online Shaming and Blaming

John Potter, clinical assistant professor in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, offers expertise about online shaming and blaming in this Dallas Morning News article. He says humans are quick to ascribe blame.

Posted in General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

Peter Weyand Participates in SUB2 Project to Push Marathon Time Barrier

Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Locomotor Performance Lab at SMU Simmons, is part of the Sub2 Project, which is at work to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Weyand is internationally recognized as an expert in human speed. Read more … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Physiology, General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

Research in Mathematics Education Develops RtI App with Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency partnered with Research in Mathematics Education in 2013 to begin the process of updating the state’s Guidance Document on Response to Intervention (RtI). TEA formed a committee of experts who decided that the latest research on … Continue reading

Posted in General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

Simmons Graduation Ceremony, May 13, 2016

Posted in General News & Announcements, Videos | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Applied Physiology, General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General News & Announcements | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dispute Resolution, General News & Announcements | Leave a comment