Leanne Ketterlin-Geller To Direct New STEM Initiatives At SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering

04042012_Geller_IMG_3387Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, associate professor in Simmons’ Education Policy and Leadership and director of the school’s Research in Mathematics Education unit, will lead new K-12 STEM initiatives  for SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education.

For Ketterlin-Geller, this is a cross-disciplinary appointment in the Lyle School of Engineering, home to the Caruth Institute, and in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Her research ranges from supporting to algebra readiness in elementary and middle school mathematics to serving as a principal investigator for federal, state, and locally funded grants on measurement and assessment.

Read more on her appointment.

SMU Breaks Ground for Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 for Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the newest building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony followed a gift of $26769D_12925 million from Annette Caldwell Simmons and Harold C. Simmons in February 2013 to fund a second building and support three new endowed academic positions. The new facility will be named in honor of Mr. Simmons, at Mrs. Simmons’ request. Read more and see the brief video.

Education Undersecretary Mitchell Addresses Education Writers Association’s Conference at Simmons

IMG_0241Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell gave the keynote address to the Education Writers Association’s conference on higher education, hosted by Simmons. He spoke to over 50 journalists about developing federal rankings for colleges and universities.

His talk was part of a two-day program co-organized with EWA Sept. 5-6 by Professor Michael McLendon and Simmons’ Education Policy and Leadership Department. More on the seminar here.