May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Administration


Corporate Officers of the University

R. Gerald Turner, President

Brad E. Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs

Rakesh Dahiya, Chief Investment Officer

Elizabeth G. Loboa, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje, Vice President for Student Affairs

Chris Regis, Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer

Harold W. Stanley, Vice President for Executive Affairs

Paul J. Ward, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Government Relations, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Academic Deans

Thomas DiPiero, Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Samuel S. Holland, Dean of Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts, Algur H. Meadows Deanship

Nader Jalili, Mary and Richard Templeton Dean, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Holly Jeffcoat, Dean of SMU Libraries

Stephanie L. Knight, Dean of Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Leon Simmons Endowed Deanship

Michael McKee, Dean ad interim of Joe and Lois Perkins School of Theology, The Leighton K. Farrell Endowed Deanship

Matthew B. Myers, Dean of Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership

Jason P. Nance, Dean of Dedman School of Law, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law

Robin S. Poston, Dean of the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Office of the President

Laura Clegg, Executive Assistant to the President

Maria Dixon Hall, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives

Rick Hart, Director of Athletics

Michael H. Hites, Chief Information Officer

Chandra McQueen, Director of Internal Audit

Samantha Thomas, Executive Director of Institutional Access and Equity and Executive Assistant to the President

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Daniel Eady, Associate Vice President for Strategy and Operations and Chief of Staff

Sheri Kunovich, Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success

Peter Moore, Senior Adviser to the Provost

Dayna Oscherwitz, Associate Provost for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Robin S. Poston, Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean, Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Michael D. Tumeo, Director for University Decision Support

Wes K. Waggoner, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Chief Enrollment Officer

Paige Ware, Associate Provost for Faculty Success

Division of Enrollment Services

Elena Hicks, Assistant Vice Provost and Dean of Admission

Bobby Lothringer, Executive Director of Enrollment Services and University Registrar

Mary Sauceda, Executive Director of Student Financial Services and Director of Financial Aid

Claudia Sotomayor Hart, Executive Director of Enrollment Services/Director of International Student/Scholar Services

Wes K. Waggoner, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Chief Enrollment Officer

Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer

Ernie Barry, Associate Vice President for Budgets and Finance

Leigh Ann Moffett, Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Michael Molina, Associate Vice President and Chief Architect for Facilities Planning and Management

Sheri Starkey, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer

Alison Tweedy, Associate Vice President of Campus Services

Jim Walters, Chief of Police

Melanie Bailey, Senior Contracts Administrator

Office of the Vice President for Development and External Affairs

Dana Ayres, Assistant Vice President for Program Services and Donor Relations

Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs

Blake Davis, Assistant Vice President for Principal and Major Gifts

Regina Moldovan, Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Heather Shaw, Assistant to the Vice President for Leadership Projects

Astria Smith, Assistant Vice President of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Paula Voyles, Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development

Chase Robinson, Executive Director for Development Services

Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs and Government Relations, General Counsel and Secretary

Susan Howe, Senior Associate University Counsel

Donna Morrow, Associate University Counsel/Associate University Secretary

Kelly Thurman, Associate University Counsel

Elizabeth Priest, Higher Education Law Fellow

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Mindy Sutton, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dawn Norris, Chief of Staff

Aramis Watson, Dean of Residence Life and Student Housing

Crystal L. Clayton, Executive Director of Hegi Family Career Development Center

Lisa Garvin, Chaplain to the University

Offices of the Academic Deans

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Thomas DiPiero, Dean, Elisabeth Martin Armstrong Dean

Renee McDonald, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs

Thomas W. Carr, Associate Dean for Curriculum

Cox School of Business

Matthew B. Myers, Dean, Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership and David B. Miller Endowed Professor in Business

William R. Dillon, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

James N. Bryan, Associate Dean for BBA Admissions and Advising

Shane C. Goodwin, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education

Gary T. Moskowitz, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Accreditation

Catherine Collins, Assistant Dean for Administration and Facilities

Steven Denson, Assistant Dean of Diversity

Linda Kao, Assistant Dean for Global Operations

Kevin Knox, Assistant Dean for Alumni and External Relations

Deborah Macedonia, Assistant Dean for FT/MS Graduate Admissions

Lacey Jeffrey, Executive Director of Marketing

Anna Martinez, Executive Director for Communications

Julie Maass, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Enrollment and Engagement

Jillian Melton, Assistant Dean of Admissions for Working Professional MBA Programs

Jason Rife, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Management Center and Graduate Admissions

Lyle School of Engineering

Nader Jalili, Mary and Richard Templeton Dean, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ali Beskök, Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Industry Partnerships, The Brown Foundation, Inc. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dinesh Rajan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Curriculum Innovation, Cecil and Ida Green Chair, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christina Churchill, Assistant Dean for Learning Innovation and Digital Education

Rachel Horton, Assistant Dean for Brand Marketing and Strategic Communications

Kathy Hubbard, Assistant Dean for Student Success and Inclusive Excellence, Interim Executive Director of Hart Center for Engineering Leadership

Rebecca Lothringer, Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Strategic Enrollment

Meadows School of the Arts

Samuel S. Holland, Algur H. Meadows Dean

Barbara Hill Moore, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty

Gretchen Elizabeth Smith, Associate Dean for Students

Karen Drennan, Associate Dean for Communications and Strategy, Chief of Staff

Corinna Nash-Wnuk, Associate Dean for Academic and Financial Planning

Ryan Cole, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions

Timmie Hathorn, Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs

Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Stephanie L. Knight, Dean, Leon Simmons Endowed Deanship

Anthony Petrosino, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach

Tim Jacobbe, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Rebecca Hood, Senior Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs and Operations

Kathryn Canterbury, Assistant Dean for Research and Grants Accounting

Anthony Cuevas, Assistant Dean for Learning Technology

Dedman School of Law

Jason P. Nance, Dean, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law

Thomas Wm. Mayo, Senior Associate Dean for Academics, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law

Greg Ivy, Associate Dean for Library and Technology

Mary Spector, Associate Dean for Clinics

Jessica Dixon Weaver, Associate Dean for Research

Martin L. Camp, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs

Marcie Davis, Assistant Dean for Career Services

Erica S. Fadel, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Christine Powers Leatherberry, Assistant Dean for Administration and Chief of Staff

Jill Nikirk, Assistant Dean for Admissions

Stephen B. Yeager, Assistant Dean for Students Affairs

Perkins School of Theology

Michael McKee, Dean ad interim of Joe and Lois Perkins School of Theology, The Leighton K. Farrell Endowed Deanship

Hugo Magallanes, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Robin S. Poston, Dean of the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Karen Wray, Executive Assistant to Dean

Alan Itkin, Senior Assistant Dean

Stevie Otto, Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Admissions

Kerri Bennett, Associate Director

Rachel Ball-Phillips, Director of Fellowships and Awards

Jean Nixon, Program Specialist

Robert Pearson, Director of Graduate Career Development & Postdoctoral Affairs

Office of Research and Innovation

Suku Nair, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Innovation Officer

LaGail F. Davis, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research and Chief Innovation Officer

Mary Travis, Director of Research Compliance

Marco Marchetti, Director of Technology Transfer

Angelita Trevino, Director of Sponsored Projects and Contracts

Benisha Young, Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Shanteria Horton, Senior Grant Management Specialist

Charisse Anguiano, Grant & Contract Management Specialist