General News & Announcements

Meet Simmons’ Faculty-in-Residence Member, Ann Batenburg

Ann Batenburg, Simmons’ faculty member in the Dept. of Teaching and Learning, talks to WFAA-TV about her participation in SMU’s residential life. Click here to see the report.    

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Early Childhood Story Featuring Leanne Ketterlin Geller

Associate Professor Leanne Ketterlin Geller is featured in a story about early childhood learning, reported by CW33. Dr. Ketterlin Geller is a faculty member in the Dept. of Education Policy and Leadership and also directs the Research in Mathematics Education … Continue reading

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McLendon Named First Centennial Endowed Chair for Simmons

Congratulations to Associate Dean and Professor Michael McLendon, who becomes the first Simmons Centennial Endowed Chair in Education Policy and Leadership. Dean David Chard notes that McLendon’s contributions to Simmons on academic quality, faculty development, and community relations are significant. … Continue reading

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Peter Weyand and SMU Researchers Blog for Huffington Post on Sprinters’ Speed

Peter Weyand, associate professor in Applied Physiology, and his fellow researchers blog about the performance of amputee sprinters, compared to able bodied ones. Read the Huffington Post piece here.

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Michael Harris Analyzes President’s Plan for Keeping College Costs Down

Michael Harris, associate professor and director of the higher education program in Simmons, offers analysis of President Obama’s new proposal for higher education in this Dallas Morning News opinion piece.

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Commenting on Role of State Governors in Higher Education.

Read Houston Chronicle article on Texas Gov. Perry’s relationship with his UT regent appointees. Professor Michael McLendon, a faculty member in Education Policy and Leadership, gives context to this story. Read here.

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Examining Teaching Preparation

Dean David Chard, in an article published in Education Next, argues his case for innovation and ongoing evaluation of teacher preparation to make a significant difference in education. Read article here.

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Too Much Information?

Sarah Feurebacher, director of the Center on Family Counseling in Simmons, comments on how much is too much to share. Read article here.

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Higher Education Accountability Drives A&M Audit Says Michael McLendon

Associate Dean and Professor Michael McLendon comments on Texas A&M’s audit for cost efficiencies in the Bryan-College Station newspaper, The Eagle. McLendon’s scholarship focuses on governance, finance and public policy in higher education.  Read article here.

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Eric Bing, SMU students Join G.W. Bush in Rebuilding Zambian Clinic.

In June 2013 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are traveling to Livingstone, Zambia, where they will work alongside local Zambians, U.S. embassy officials and George W. Bush Institute staff to renovate a clinic that when completed, will … Continue reading

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