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.
In 2014, as part of its Second Century Celebration, SMU is celebrating the Year of the Faculty, marking the extraordinary contributions of the University’s esteemed faculty as researchers, teachers and University citizens. Throughout the year this website will highlight individual faculty members and their remarkable achievements across the spectrum of disciplines. This website will also feature memories submitted by alumni. Read more.
Paige Ware, associate professor in the Simmons School, is pioneering the use of technology in fostering literacy and intercultural awareness.
Author of seven acclaimed novels, Dedman College Professor David Haynes directs SMU’s creative writing program.
The Daily Campus highlights extraordinary professors in Year of the Faculty article.
I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since my undergraduate graduation! Each year since the passing of my favorite professor, Dr. Michael Best, who was head of the Psychology Department [...]
Dr. Richard Johnson taught me and so many others the value of education. His pragmatic approach opened our minds and his humor and genuine concern for his students won our [...]
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.
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.
Jim Hopkins, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the History Department of Dedman College, is an example of SMU’s exemplary dedication of faculty to undergraduate education–one of the many things that [...]
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 [...]
Read about alternative spring break trips headed by SMU faculty and focused on community service and special studies.
It is impossible to narrow my list of favorites to just one! Without a doubt, Alessandra Comini tops my list. Her multimedia presentations that weaved together all things art, music, [...]
A national security expert at the Tower Center in Dedman College, Joshua Rovner is a sought-after commentator on the volatile situation in Ukraine.
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 [...]
David McHam and Darwin Payne were two of my favorite professors at SMU. I graduated 37 years ago and often still think of what I learned in their classes. My [...]
An expert in civil procedure and dispute resolution, Dedman Law Professor Elizabeth Thornburg is examining the fairness of the litigation process.
I am sorry at age 82 that I can’t remember his name, my accounting instructor in 1949 and 1950. I have held accounting jobs, was Chief Financial Officer of a [...]
Meet the 11 faculty members chosen to serve as faculty in residence (FiRs) as part of SMU’s new Residential Commons living-and-learning model.
Dr. Kitty Ruth Norwood, who taught freshman Discourse and Literature, awakened in me a talent and love of writing.
As an extremely timid and completely unsure student from a small [...]
The recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, Simmons Associate Dean Michael McLendon leads graduate courses on education policy, University governance and other subjects.
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.
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.
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.
My entire experience in the Journalism Department was incredible, and I would love to list every single one of my professors (full-time and adjunct) as my “favorite.”
Tony Pederson’s class [...]
Two professors at SMU shaped my life and career. Jack Strange and Harold Jeskey are greatly responsible for who I am and what type of physician I became.
I can [...]
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 [...]
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.
Honored for helping pioneer futuristic eye and facial recognition programs, Lyle Professor Delores Etter also leads SMU’s national effort to encourage students to study engineering.
A national authority on medical ethics, Dedman Law Professor Tom Mayo is also adjunct associate professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical School.
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.
Dedman College Professor Heather DeShon leads a team investigating whether hydraulic fracturing is the cause of recent Texas earthquakes.
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.
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.
Dr. Ima Herron was my favorite professor. She kept up with me as my career launched.
One day in class a wag asked, “Miss Herron, how long are we supposed [...]
Hands down, my favorite professor was Marshall Terry. His Creative Writing classes were inspirational and downright FUN!
Marsh always encouraged us to find our own voice and to never give [...]
Dedman Law Criminal Justice Clinic Director Chris Jenks is also an expert in the law of armed conflict who has written about drones and child soldiers.
Miguel Quinones, a professor in the Cox School, studies the power of people in organizations and their impact on corporate personality and behavior.
Cox Professor Maria Minniti explores the many ways entrepreneurs help power the American economy and contribute to economic growth and vitality.
Dr. Hobgood, chairman of the theatre department, realized that I was lonely on my first Thanksgiving in Dallas. He took me with his family to a dinner at a restaurant [...]
My favorite professor was Frank Young, Insurance, Cox School of Business.
I took every class he taught because he made so interesting the normally dry subject of insurance. He had [...]