Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) was established in the spring of 2012 with a generous gift from the Dedman Family Foundation.

This institute encompasses all the divisions within Dedman College: humanities, social sciences and sciences, which includes mathematics and statistics.
It also reaches out through its programs to the rest of the University and to the local community, creating a culture of interdisciplinary inquiry and bridging the physical sciences and the humanities, the liberal arts and the professional schools, and academia and the broader community.

The primary mission of the DCII is promote and enhance a collaborative and transformative interdisciplinary within Dedman College and the University, bringing students and scholars together to tackle problems and discover solutions by putting ideas into action.

Additional programs of the DCII are being supported with gifts from the Embrey Family Foundation and from Robert Mayer.  

The DCII sponsors many programs that are generously supported by endowments and individual funds. These programs foster academic progress and innovations created by various students at SMU.


Please click on each program for more details and information.



Director Visiting Scholar


Graduate Fellowship Program

Scott Hawkins Lecture Fund