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.

José Bowen, Dean, Meadows School of the Arts, discussed removing computers from lecture halls and urging colleagues to ’teach naked“ – without electronics – with The Washington Post March 9, 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.

Jodi Cooley, Physics, Dedman College, reveals that an international scientific consortium may have glimpsed dark matter to BBC News, The New York Times and Scientific American, in December 2009.

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.

John Lowe, Dedman School of Law, talked about President Obama’s new oil lease plan with National Public Radio April 1, 2010.

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.

Peter Raad, The Guildhall at SMU, discussed current job and salary prospects in the video game industry with Reuters April 29, 2010.

Jasper Smits, Psychology, Dedman College, discussed how exercise can provide relief for people who struggle with depression and anxiety disorders with The Daily Telegraph April 12, 2010.

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.

Jeffrey Talley, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, was the subject of a feature article in The Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 28, 2010.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the price of gasoline with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 4, 2010.

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