Dr. Sukumaran Nair, Hunt Institute Fellow

Dr. Sukumaran Nair is a Southern Methodist University Distinguished Professor and the founding director of the AT&T Center for Virtualization at SMU. Along with these roles, he has a history of involvement across departments and programs. Namely, he is the founder of the Cyber Security program at SMU, and he was the Chair of the [...]

2022-01-18T20:08:20+00:00 December 8th, 2021|

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 [...]

2022-01-07T15:12:00+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|

Alex Radunsky, Ph.D., Hunt Institute Fellow

Alex Radunsky, Ph.D. joins the Hunt Institute as a Fellow, bringing his expertise in mixed-methods research in public health and health behaviors. Alex is an innovative research scientist and educator who uses complexity aware methods to disentangle health systems challenges, with a particular interest in how technological and scientific innovation can be leveraged for public [...]

2021-10-01T15:50:06+00:00 October 1st, 2021|

Benjamin J. Vann, Hunt Institute Fellow

As a Fellow in the Hunt Institute, Benjamin J. Vann brings his expertise in finance, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and impact investing, combined with deep grass root social sector experience in community organizing, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and non-profit governance. Benjamin is the Founder and CEO of Impact Ventures, a startup accelerator with a mission to eliminate the [...]

2021-09-29T19:52:16+00:00 September 16th, 2021|

Chris Kelley: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of The Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Chris Kelley discusses the Rwandan Genocide, its causes, how Rwanda has moved forward, and what we can all learn from this story. In the spring of 2019, Kelley published “Rwanda: 25 Years Later: A Primer on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and What’s Happened Since [...]

2021-08-12T18:43:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2021|

Trees: A Prescription for Dallas

Over the past 100 years, more than a third of the planet’s old-growth forest disappeared. Each year we are losing 4.7 million hectares of forests. This is a problem not only from an environmental but also social and economic perspective. Trees provide important ecosystem services with respect to air quality, climate amelioration, water conservation, soil [...]

2021-07-08T17:40:59+00:00 April 23rd, 2021|

Why We Do What We Do: Part III

Dr. James Olivier and Dr. Eva Csaky It is realistic to say there is not a soul on this planet that has not been affected in some way by this global pandemic. We have had to roll with the punches this year and each of us have found a way to re-align, re-adjust, [...]

2020-09-23T15:23:40+00:00 September 22nd, 2020|

Mike Brown, Hunt Institute Fellow

Mike Brown, EIT, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS, Inc., Hunt Institute Fellow, and IEC Leadership Council member As Energy Analyst & Energy Systems Design Engineer with HKS, Mike is an Energy Engineer working alongside architects and engineers to help building owners/developers create high-performance buildings that save energy and [...]

2020-09-11T20:31:25+00:00 September 9th, 2020|

Bruce Gnade, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Gnade, Executive Director of the Hart Center and Fellow in the Hunt Institute Bruce Gnade, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lyle School of Engineering as well as the Executive Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. He was influential [...]

2021-08-17T20:53:48+00:00 September 9th, 2020|