Founders’ Day Highlights Faculty

SMU’s world-changing faculty presented stimulating talks during Founders’ Day Weekend on Friday, April 11 at Inside SMU powered by TEDxSMU. SMU alumni and the wider community enjoyed compelling stories from outstanding faculty as well as SMU staff, alumni and students. Speakers ranged from scientists to artists, designers to engineers and philanthropists to economists. Founders’ Day Weekend gave alumni an opportunity to reconnect with professors, classmates and current students. This year’s event occurred during the centennial celebration of the Year of the Faculty and featured many ways to engage with SMU’s outstanding scholars.

Martin L. Camp
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Adjunct Professor, Dedman School of Law
Talk: Good News, Bad News, Who is to Say!

Marc P. Christensen
Dean, of the Lyle School of Engineering
Talk: Educating a New Generation of Failures

Jamie Clark-Soles
Associate Professor of New Testament, Perkins School of Theology
Talk: Dying to Live

Michael S. Harris
Associate Professor of Higher Education, Simmons School of: Education & Human Development
Talk: Why Businesses Should Work Like a University

Joshua Rovner
John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, Dedman College
Talk: The Heroes of Counterinsurgency

Dennis Simon
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Political Science, Dedman College
Talk: Civil Rights: A Journey

Willard L. Spiegelman
Professor, Dwaine E. Hughes, Jr., Distinguished Chair in English, Dedman College
Talk: Realms of Gold

Ben Voth
Chair, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Division, Meadows School of the Arts
Talk: Ending Genocide in the 21st century