Nineteen SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2017-18

Nineteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 620 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2017-18 academic year.

The professors, and their dates of service:

Cox School of Business

  • William B. Brueggeman, Professor Emeritus, Real Estate, Risk Management and Business Law, 1978-2018
  • James C. Collins Jr., Professor Emeritus, Information Technology and Operations Management, 1964-2017
  • Ellen F. Jackofsky, Associate Professor Emerita, Management and Organizations, 1982-2018
  • Robert W. Rasberry, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Management and Organizations, 1974-2018
  • James Smith, Professor Emeritus, Finance, 1995-2018
  • Rex Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Finance, 1988-2018

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

  • Alan S. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, 1974-2018
  • Louis L. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, Paleontology, 1983-2018
  • Francisco Morán, Professor Emeritus, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish), 2003-2018
  • Wayne A. Woodward, Professor Emeritus, Statistical Science, 1981-2017

Dedman School of Law

  • Maureen N. Armour, Associate Professor Emerita, Law, 1989-2018
  • William J. Bridge, Associate Professor Emeritus, Law, 1977-2018
  • Linda S. Eads, Associate Professor Emerita, Law, 1986-2018
  • Victoria Palacios, Associate Professor Emerita, Law, 1991-2018

Lyle School of Engineering

  • William Milton (Milt) Gosney Jr., Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering, 1986-2017
  • David W. Matula, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering, 1974-2017

Meadows School of the Arts

  • Daniel (Danny) Buraczeski, Professor Emeritus, Dance, 2006-2018
  • Mary Vernon, Professor Emerita, Art, 1987-2018

Perkins School of Theology

  • William B. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus, American Church History, 2002-2018

Examining the intersections of crime, media and race

race-to-execution-dvd.jpgAs part of SMU’s ongoing celebration of Black History Month, the Division of Cinema-Television in Meadows School of the Arts and the Human Rights Education Program will present two documentary films by new CTV chair and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Lyon.

Race to Execution,” which aired on PBS’ “Independent Lens” (2007) and (2008), examines the ways in which race bias affects the United States’ capital punishment system and the factors that influence decisions on who lives and who dies at the hands of the state. The film traces the fates of two death-row inmates through their personal stories and testimony from defense attorneys, prosecutors, criminal justice scholars and experts in law and the media.

Juror Number Six” is a short Internet film focusing on how the media affects public perceptions of race, crime and punishment. The film highlights the role that TV news, shows like “CSI” and “Cops,” the Internet and other new media can have in the racialized crime-media business.

Following the showings will be a panel discussion with Lyon; Rick Halperin, director of the Human Rights Education Program; Dick Hawkins, associate professor of sociology in Dedman College; and Victoria Palacios, associate professor in Dedman School of Law. Refreshments will be served.

The screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum, with the panel discussion scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m. A reception will kick off the events at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 214-768-1158 or 214-493-8848.