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About Carla McCanna

Carla McCanna is a junior at Southern Methodist University working toward a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Corporate Communications. On campus, she is a member of ABS, and she recently completed an internship with The Dallas Morning News. At the Hunt Institute, Carla is the Undergraduate Journalist and her roles include writing, copy-editing, and managing the Hunt Institute Digest.

DeeDee Conway, Ed.D., Hunt Institute Fellow

DeeDee Conway Ed.D. serves as an Associate Dean at the Lyle School of Engineering and Research Assistant Professor in the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at Southern Methodist University. DeeDee joins The Hunt Institute team as a Fellow, accompanied by her valuable expertise in education. Her research focuses on engineering education professional development and technical [...]

2021-11-02T16:19:47+00:00 October 21st, 2021|

Kathy Jack, Ph.D., Hunt Institute Fellow

Katherine Jack, Ph.D., brings her expertise in environmental technologies, sustainable development, and community health and resilience to the Hunt Institute as a newly appointed Fellow. Since 2017, she has served as The Dallas Healthy Cities Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC), working with community partners to create a climate-resilient Dallas and to [...]

2021-10-21T19:41:10+00:00 October 8th, 2021|

Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions Design Competition Update

Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.)—in partnership with SMU’s Sustainability + Development Program (S+DP), the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity (HI), and three universities in Tanzania—launched an architectural competition for the design of the Rulegura Centre back in 2020. Student teams drafted building plans for the Rulegura Center, which were then evaluated by a panel [...]

2021-09-27T16:55:04+00:00 September 24th, 2021|

Dr. Candice Bledsoe, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

  Dr. Candice L. Bledsoe is a well-known scholar, professor, and social entrepreneur. A strong advocate for innovation, leadership, and diversity, her unwavering efforts to combat social and economic gaps have earned her international recognition. In 2020, the United Nations awarded Dr. Bledsoe with the UN Day Global Leadership Award, for Sustainable Goal 4: Quality [...]

2021-12-02T19:48:14+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Pharr Andrews, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

As an experienced scholar and fervent advocate for the mend of environmental and sustainability issues, Pharr Andrews joined the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. Andrews aims to continue to push for solutions that address the energy poverty gap exasperated by the effects of climate change. Currently serving as the Senior Climate [...]

2021-12-02T19:39:32+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Matthew Sheldon, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Matthew Sheldon is a highly dynamic individual with experience across corporate communication programs, public relations, investor relations firms, and a passion for combating societal and environmental challenges. Sheldon joined the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as a Social Intrapreneur with his project, which focuses on combatting bioplastic waste and decreasing the environmental impact of [...]

2021-12-02T19:16:21+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

Clara Rulegura Ford, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Entrepreneur

With a lust for life and affinity towards advancing sustainable development, Clara Rulegura Ford, CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.), joined the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as a Social Entrepreneur, with aspirations of encouraging sustained economic development. A multifaceted individual, Clara Ford is an alumna of the Clinton Global Initiative University and [...]

2021-12-02T18:15:51+00:00 September 16th, 2020|

Mohammed Njie, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Entrepreneur

As the first student Social Entrepreneur in the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program, Mohammed Njie joined the Cohort in 2021 and is setting a precedent for dedicated, young entrepreneurship. Mohammed was born and raised in The Gambia, a country in Western Africa, and has witnessed energy poverty firsthand. He attended high school at one of [...]

2021-12-02T19:01:17+00:00 January 27th, 2020|