Faculty and Staff


This list of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty and staff members may be viewed either alphabetically or by department.

Batista, Bianca     bbatista@smu.edu       214-768-4069 Website

Professor of Practice

Ph.D., University of Texas

Babbili, Helen           214-768-1932 Website

Senior Lecturer

M.S., Kakatiya University

Baldwin, Austin S.     baldwin@smu.edu       214-768-1027 Website

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Balke, Nathan           214-768-2693 Website


Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Applied Time Series
Bansal, Manju    

Kanpur University - India

Research Interests: Hindu
Barnard, George William (Bill)           214-768-2135 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests: Comparitive Mysticism, Theory and Methods, Religion and the Social Sciences, Contemporary Spirituality, Religion and Healing, Religion and Science, , Pedagogy, Spirituality
Barnes, Eric C.           214-768-2118 Website


Ph.D., Indiana University

Research Interests: Philosophy of Science, Scientific Explanation, Confirmation Theory, Realist/Anti-Realist Debate, Predictivism, Nature of Scientific Progress, Ethics
Barry-Seaney, Ona     Website


M.A., University of New Mexico

Bartlett, Scott           214-768-1526

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Research Interests: Critical Social Theory, Classical American Philosophy
Batra, Raveendra N.           214-768-2707 Website


Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Research Interests: International Economics, Macroeconomics
Bauer, Johannes H.           214-768-4854 Website

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Free University of Berlin

Beauchamp, William E.           214-768-2212 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University

Research Interests: 19th Century French Literature, 20th Century French Literature, French Stylistics, Literary and Social Semiotics, Francophone Writers, LGBT Literature and Theory, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Francophone Literature, Semiotics, Critical Theory
Beavers, Roy     rbeavers@smu.edu       214-768-2756 Website
Research Staff; Laboratory Manager

Institute of Electronic Technology

Bergman, Steve           281-544-7357 Website


P.hD. Princeton University

Berry, Elizabeth           214-768-2506
Administrative Assistant I

Bettaver, Denis           214-768-2818 Website


M.A., University of Texas at Arlington

Research Interests: French, Business French, Theater, Study Abroad
Biehl, Edward R.           214-768-1280 Website


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Bing, Eric G.     ebing@smu.edu       214-768-2933 Website

Professor of Global Health

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Birrell, Gordon E.           214-768-2216 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University

Blackwell, David D.     blackwell.smu.edu       214-768-2745 Website

W.B. Hamilton Professor of Geothermal Studies

Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Geothermal
Bonuomo, Damiano           214-768-3963 Website


M.A., University of Florida, Gainesville

Research Interests: French
Bozorth, Richard R.           214-768-4365 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Research Interests: British Modernism, Gay and Lesbian Studies
Bradley, Jaqueline           214-768-2960 Website


M.A., Southern Methodist University

Branch, Debra           214-768-1537 Website

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Research Interests: Organizations, Occupations, Research Methods, Social Problems, Social Stratification, Sociology of Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Social Statistics, Power, Bureaucracy
Brentegani, Teresa           214-768-1417 Website


B.A., University of Milan

Research Interests: Italian
Brettell, Caroline B.     cbrettel@smu.edu       214-768-4254 Website

The Ruth Collins Altshuler Endowed Professor and Director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Ph.D., Brown University

Research Interests: Anthropology, Europe, India
Brewster, Charlotte           214-768-3597


Brininstool, Andrew           214-768-1162 Website


University of Houston

Brown, Alan S.     abrown@smu.edu       214-768-3420 Website

Department of Psychology, Professor

Department of Sociology, Department Chair

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Brownderville, Greg     Website

Assistant Professor

Brown, Kenitra           214-768-2095

Administrative Assistant

Rice University

Buchanan, Christine E.           214-768-2848


Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests: , Bacterial Sporulation, Antibiotic Resistance
Buckley, Paola           214-768-1960 Website


M.A., New York University

Research Interests: French, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Languages, Translation, Interpretation, Business French
Bunch, John    

Burkman, Jon Herbert           214-768-4735 Website

Adjunct Professor

Butler, Ronald W.           214-768-1426 Website

Professor, Charles F. Frensley Chair in Mathematics

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Statistical Science, Survival Analysis, Saddlepoint Methods, Multivariate Analysis, Reliability Theory, Bootstrap and Robustness, Systems Theory & Stochastic Networks, Complex Variables, Likelihood & Bayesian Inference, Ocean Engineering Applications
Buynak, John D.           214-768-2484 Website


Ph.D., Rice University

Research Interests: Bio-Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry