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Portrait of Michael HarrisMichael Harris

Michael S. Harris is an associate professor of higher education and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at SMU. His teaching and scholarly interests are in the organization and governance of higher education.

His work has been published in the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, Planning for Higher Education, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Trusteeship, and reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

He currently serves as a Member-at-large of Division J (Postsecondary) within the American Educational Research Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the ASHE monograph series and reviews for the Journal of Higher Education, Routledge, Innovative Higher Education, Education Policy Analysis Archives, International Journal of Management in Education, and other leading journals as well as the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in American History, a M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in higher education administration.

Contact Information


Portrait of Bradley BoekeBradley Boeke
Instructional and Media Technology
Fondren Library East 108b

(o) 214-768-2408
(m) 214-842-3827


Brad has worked for 20 years in academic, instructional, and media technology positions at George Washington University, DePauw University, American University, and Southern Methodist University. The emphasis of much of his work is integrating collaborative technologies into the teaching and learning process. Brad has earned a B.S. in Art History and a M.A. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Maryland, College Park; and, a M.S. in Information Technology Management from American University. Brad has worked at SMU since 2008.

Areas of Responsibility

Instructional and educational technology support and training, Blackboard and Canvas training and support, LTI tool integrations and support, ExamSoft training and support, Qualtrics training and support, Turnitin training and support, digital media production and support, WordPress training and support, web and video conferencing support and training, and more.

Portrait of Shirlene PearsonShirlene Pearson
Research and Statistical Computing
Fondren Library East 108C


Areas of Responsibility

Training and support for statistical software (SAS, SPSS), research and statistical computing consultation for faculty, training and support for Qualtrics, and more.

Portrait of Steve SniderSteve Snider
Learning Management Systems
Fondren Library East 108D

(o) 214-768-1897


Steve has worked at SMU for 20 years in academic, instructional, and media technology positions. He always provides outstanding customer support, is committed, intuitive, pragmatic, loyal, collaborative, and consistently exhibits a positive attitude with customers and in team interactions.

Areas of Responsibility

Blackboard, Canvas, support for ExamSoft, Turn-It-In and SafeAssign.