Founders’ Day Highlights Faculty

World changing faculty members presented stimulating talks on the importance of failure, military counterinsurgency and other fascinating subjects April 11 at Inside SMU powered by TEDxSMU.

Teaching with technology

Paige Ware, associate professor in the Simmons School, is pioneering the use of technology in fostering literacy and intercultural awareness.

Creating theatre internationally

An actor, playwright and acting coach, Meadows School Assistant Professor Blake Hackler has received a faculty Fulbright Scholars award to teach and conduct research in Bulgaria.

Providing Leadership

Established when the first classes convened in 1915, the Faculty Senate continues to play a vital role in furthering SMU's dedication to teaching and open inquiry.

Jeremy duQuesnay Adams

History Professor, William P. Clements Department of History
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Medieval Europe

Two SMU alums have honored their favorite professor with a Centennial Professorship, which supports the [...]

Preserving the history of legal knowledge

An expert in medieval European legal history, Dedman College Assistant Professor Ada-Maria Kuskowski was named Jeremy duQuesnay Adams Centennial Professor in Western European Medieval History, created by two SMU alumni [...]

Reforming education policy

The recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, Simmons Associate Dean Michael McLendon leads graduate courses on education policy, University governance and other subjects.

Giving students real-world experience

Recognized for her compelling teaching, Meadows Professor Maria Dixon founded Mustang Consulting, a yearlong course that enables students to help solve the communications challenges of real clients.

Divinity and theology

Honored as a Ford Research Fellow, Perkins Professor William Abraham is an internationally renowned expert on John Wesley as well as on the broader field of theological epistemology.

Enlivening religious sermons

Perkins Professor Alyce McKenzie is the author of numerous books, a blog and an internationally read column on Biblical wisdom literature and creatively enlivening preaching.

Profound insight in art history

Roberto Tejada, endowed chair in Art History in Meadows, is a distinguished teacher, critic, poet, curator and editor who has been called one of Latin America’s most important thinkers in [...]

A national voice on religious morality

President of three national academic societies, University Professor Charles Curran is an influential expert in moral theology, social ethics, and the moral and political role of the Catholic Church.

The ethics of medicine

A national authority on medical ethics, Dedman Law Professor Tom Mayo is also adjunct associate professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School.

Protecting privacy in the tech era

Formerly director of research at the NSA, Lyle Professor Frederick R. Chang is tackling the most pressing cyber security challenges facing individuals, business and government today.

The first Americans

Nationally recognized Dedman College Anthropology Professor David Meltzer has transformed his discipline by vastly expanding understanding of the lives of the hunter-gatherers who colonized North America.

Studying a changing America

Dedman College History Professor Neil Foley is exploring the future face of America by analyzing immigration, population growth and the economics of our changing nation.