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.
Caroline B. Brettell
Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor
Heroy Hall 451
Elizabeth G. Fielding
Hyer Hall 307A
Faculty Advisory Board
| Rhonda Blair
|| Meadows School of the Arts
| Katherine Canales
|| Lyle School of Engineering
| Denise DuPont
|| Department of World Languages
| Katherine Engel
|| Department of Religious Studies
| Matthew Hornbach
|| Huffington Department of Earth Sciences
| James Kang Hoon Lee
|| Perkins School of Theology
| Santanu Roy
|| Department of Economics
| Ulrike Schultze
|| Cox School of Business
| Stephen Sekula
|| Department of Physics
| Matthew Wilson
|| Department of Political Science