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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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GLOBAL HEALTH STUDENTS COMPETE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS FOR DALLAS NONPROFITS



As part of Simmons’ Global Health class taught by Professor Eric Bing, students were asked to compete in teams to examine and solve challenges faced by two of the city’s nonprofits, Resource Center and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand. Two winning teams presented ideas to increase medical care at Brother Bill’s and to extend behavioral health counseling run by Simmons at Resource Center. Students were mentored by consultants in McKenzie & Company, Bain, and the Boston Consultant Group.

Judges for the competition included Marisa Elliott, COO, Resource Center; Suzanne Griffin, executive director, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand; Ameeth Sankaran, investment partner with 2M; Jeremy Smith, executive director, Rainwater Charitable Foundation; and Dean David Chard.

The class is part of Simmons’ Applied Physiology and Wellness Department, and this marks the first Global and Public Health Case Competition for SMU.

ACCELERATED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP'S ELIZABETH PITTMAN RECEIVES FULBRIGHT




Elizabeth Pittman, a student in Simmons’ Accelerated School Leadership program, is one of 49 American citizens to receive a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching grant for 2015-16. She will conduct research in New Zealand.

The Fulbright program asks participants to “take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.” Pittman teaches at H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas. Read more about the program here.

ANNIE WRIGHT CONTRIBUTES TO HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING




Annie Wright, director of evaluation for the Center on Research and Evaluation in Simmons, recently published an essay in the Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice (Guilford Press, 2015).

Her essay, “Accountability and SEL Programs: The Getting To Outcomes® Approach,” was co-written with Andrea Lamont, Abraham Wandersman, David Osher,  and Eric S. Gordon. Read more about the book here.