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Faculty News

JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PUBLISHES WILHELM'S STUDY




Simmons Assistant Professor Annie Wilhelm publishes her latest article in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45.

She discusses, “Mathematics teachers’ enactment of cognitively demanding tasks: Investigating links to teachers’ knowledge and conceptions,” with Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri in the Math Ed Podcast here.

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SIMMONS VOLUNTEERS WITH READING PARTNERS FOR SERVICE DAY




Thanks to Reading Partners Dallas, Simmons faculty and staff spent a morning  tutoring students at J.W. Ray Elementary and Jack Lowe Elementary schools in Dallas Independent School District.

Dean David Chard created the service day and Reading Partners took on the volunteers to help advance children’s reading skills. See photos here.

Reading Partners is a member of The School Zone, a collaborative partnership of nonprofits and schools in West Dallas. The service day was organized by the Budd Center in Simmons, which manages The School Zone.

GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL BILINGUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD




Irma De la Guardia has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the National Association of Bilingual Education.

A third-grade dual-language teacher at DISD’s Withers Elementary School, De La Guardia also pursues a graduate degree in Simmons’ Urban Education Leadership program. Congratulations to her for achieving the national distinction. To listen to a story about what she does in the classroom, click here.

SMU'S RESEARCH DAY YIELDS PRIZES FOR SIMMONS STUDENTS




A group of Simmons graduate students presented their work during SMU’s Research Day 2015, with the following winning the Dean’s Award:

Dustin Allen in Aplied Physiology and Wellness for “The Effect of Multiple Sclerosis on Carotid Baroflex Control of the Heart Rate and Blood Pressure.”  Dr. Scott Davis is the advisor.

Mu Huang in Applied Physiology and Wellness for “Thermoregulatory Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis Patients during Moderate Exercise in a Thermoneutral Environment.” Dr. Scott Davis is the advisor.

Jillian Conry, Paul Polanco, Vivianne Mogna, and Madhuri Bhupathi in Teaching and Learning for “Project Elva,” English Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Dr. Doris Baker is the advisor and principal investigator.

Congratulations to them for recognition by the University.