Associate Professor Peter Weyand demonstrates the physics of basketball “flopping” to the media. Weyand offered an update on his research, conducted through a $100,000 grant from Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban, to understand what kind of force will knock down an athlete on the court. See video by The Dallas Morning News here.
Assistant Professor Candace Walkington conducts research on interest-based learning in mathematics. Her studies examine how abstract mathematical ideas can become connected to students’ concrete, everyday experiences.
Candace Walkington, assistant professor in Simmons, conducts research on connecting students to algebra.
In 2012, Education Week featured her work as a cover article and most recently, Media/Shift, a blog on teaching strategies, reported on her personalized instruction. For more on the December 9 blog report click here.
Associate Professor Peter Weyand (r) and his Locomotor Performance Lab are featured with David Pogue (l) in PBS NOVA’s “Making Stuff Faster” program broadcasting Oct. 16, 8 p.m. on KERA 13. Check out the promo.
SMU Simmons hosts a screening of the segment and a discussion with Dr. Weyand and NOVA Producer Anna Lee Strachan, moderated by KERA Science Reporter Lauren Silverman, October 18, 5:30 p.m., Simmons Hall. Light refreshments will be served. If interested, please RSVP by email here.
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.
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 unit in 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. He also acknowledges McLendon for his outstanding teaching and research.
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.
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.
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.
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.