Faculty In The News
During the spring semester, the media quoted numerous SMU faculty members on various topics ranging from economics to education to energy, among others. Following is a brief list of where their names and expertise appeared. Click here for a more comprehensive list.
Alan Bromberg, Dedman School of Law, talked about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s newly aggressive posture in its fraud litigation against Goldman Sachs with CNN Money April 19, 2010, and with The Los Angeles Times April 22, 2010.
Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, provided expertise for a story on what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. The article appeared in The Washington Post May 9, 2010.
David Chard, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed the trend of teachers selling their lesson plans online with The Dallas Morning News.
Edward Countryman, History, Dedman College, discussed the implications of the Texas State Board of Education’s possible revisions to the state’s social studies curriculum with The Austin American-Statesman Jan. 10, 2010.
Elaine Heath, Perkins School of Theology, talked with The Associated Press about a plan put forth by the Baptist General Convention of Texas to distribute 9 million Bible CDs throughout the state by Easter. The story appeared in USA Today and publications in February.
Dan Howard, Marketing, Cox School of Business, discussed how companies use Earth Day to promote their brands with giveaway items for an article that appeared in USA Today April 22, 2010.
Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the Obama administration’s actions and rhetoric in the wake of the BP oil spill and the failed Times Square bombing plot with The Christian Science Monitor May 3, 2010. He also talked about the potential impact of the immigration debate on the 2010 elections with USA Today May 3, 2010. He discussed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s efforts on behalf of Houston’s Johnson Space Center to win a two-year extension of space shuttle flights for an article that appeared in The Houston Chronicle May 1, 2010. He discussed the first national Tea Party convention with Reuters. The resulting article appeared in several publications in February.
Renee McDonald, Ernie Jouriles and George Holden, Psychology, Dedman College, discussed what can be done to end family violence and child maltreatment on the KERA 90.1 FM program Think with Krys Boyd Feb. 24, 2010.
David Meltzer, Anthropology, Dedman College, was one of 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences who signed a letter to Science magazine (May 7, 2010) in response to criticism of climate scientists.
Al Niemi, Dean, Cox School of Business, discussed anticipated growth for the U.S. economy – and the possibility that North Texas will outpace it – with <emThe Fort Worth Star-Telegram March 2, 2010. He also talked about why businesses leave states, and why North Texas stands to gain from projected departures from California, with The Dallas Morning News March 15, 2010.
Michael J. Polcyn and Louis L. Jacobs, Paleontology, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, described the ancient sea that covered Dallas-Fort Worth during prehistoric times in the Discovery Channel documentary, Prehistoric Dallas in February.
Mary Spector, Dedman School of Law, talked about issues that arise when debt-collection companies use litigation to collect past-due bills for an article that appeared in The New York Times April 22, 2010.
Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, Dedman College, discussed how recent small Texas earthquakes possibly may be caused by saltwater pumped into the earth in a natural gas mining operation with USA Today March 11, 2010.