Doris Baker and Candace Walkington Earn Tenure

Congratulations to Doris Luft Baker, Ph.D., and Candace Walkington, Ph.D. upon receiving tenure. Both teach and conduct research in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and contribute to the Simmons School in strong ways. Baker directs the Master of Bilingual Education program. She is engaged in developing and evaluating instructional tools and assessments in English […]

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Simmons Hosts Paving the Way to Equity Conference at Bush Center

In our continued commitment to educational equity, the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU invites you to our second annual conference on race and equity: Paving the Way to Inclusion: Visualizing Equity in Education. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. William Tate, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Vice Provost […]

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Simmons Celebrates 2018 Luminary Award Honorees

Three organizations dedicated to positive change and enlightened education were honored in March with Luminary Awards from SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Organizations include North Texas honoree, the Crystal Charity Ball; regional honoree, the Resource Center, and national honoree, the National Geographic Society and National Geographic Kids. “The Simmons School […]

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Prestigious Hyer Society Inducts Two Simmons Students

Amanda Woodruff, an Applied Physiology and Health Management major, and Alexandra Rutherford, a Psychology major with an Educational Studies minor, have been inducted into SMU’s Hyer Society. The society recognizes intellectually gifted undergraduates who distinguish themselves with high achievement. Woodruff is a senior interning with Assistant Professor Sushmita Purkayastha’s Cerebrovascular Research Lab and plans to […]

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Feuerbacher Offers Insight into Safety at Psychiatric Hospitals

The Dallas Morning News recently published an investigative report on area psychiatric hospitals and their safety records.  Sarah Feuerbacher, director of the Center for Family Counseling at SMU Simmons, was quoted on how patients and families may assess these hospitals. An earlier Morning News investigation ultimately led to the voluntary closing of Timberlawn Hospital in […]

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Kelyn Rola Receives HOPE Award

For the fourth year, SMU students honor Wellness Instructor Kelyn Rola with a HOPE Award. The HOPE Award–Honoring Our Professors of Excellence– is a student led nomination process, sponsored by SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing.  Rola is one of 35 outstanding professors honored this year. Congratulations to her! […]

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From Dispute Resolution: How to Apologize the Right Way

As of late, grievances are getting aired publicly, and so are apologies. But what goes into saying, “I’m sorry?” John Potter, clinical associate professor in dispute resolution, spoke with Dan Godwin @Fox4 about  how to construct an apology.     […]

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Hernandez Recognized with Exceptional Board Service Award By Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership

Simmons Associate Dean Frank Hernandez was honored by the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL) with its Recognition of Exceptional Editorial Board Service 2014-2017 Award. He is the first recipient of the award, which was presented November 19 at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference in Denver. Hernandez holds the Annette and […]

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Simmons Teams Up with Dallas Arboretum For Teacher Development In Galapagos

This summer, Teaching and Learning faculty members Diego Román, Ph.D., and Dara Rossi, Ph.D., invited Dallas Arboretum educators, Dustin Miller and Marisol Rodriguez, to help train 125 Ecuadoran teachers in the Galapagos Islands. Román and Rossi participate in a four-year professional development program initiated by The Galapagos Conservancy and Ecuador’s Ministry of Education. They also […]

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