Meet the Hart Center Team

The Hart Center team is here to help you get the most out of your time at SMU. We encourage you to visit often and take advantage of the many opportunities for personal and professional development.

A headshot of Bruce Gnade, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Bruce Gnade, Ph.D.

Executive Director & Professor of Practice
214-768-1717
bgnade@smu.edu

Dr. Gnade is available to meet with students regarding research questions, supplemental instruction, and chemistry. Email Dr. Gnade or walk into his office, which is located in the Hart Center.

A headshot of Junior Ortiz, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Junior Ortiz

Research Faculty
214-768-1075
junioro@smu.edu

Junior is available to assist students with Leadership development, FE Exam, SURF Internship Program, Supplemental Instruction, and KNW2300. Email Junior with questions or to schedule an appointment.

A headshot of Linda Parker, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Linda Parker

Director of Career
214-768-1845
lcparker@smu.edu

Linda is available to meet with undergraduate and graduate students regarding career development and employment offer negotiations. Email Linda with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Katelyn Godsey

Senior Program Specialist, Career
214-768-1843
katelyng@smu.edu

Katelyn is available to meet with graduate students regarding career development and employment offer negotiations. Email Katelyn with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Julie Ellis

Coordinator for Graduate Student Experience and Enrollment Management
214-768-4556
jellis@smu.edu

Julie is available to assist with graduate student records. Email Julie with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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Maddie Do

Graduate Assistant
dom@smu.edu

Maddie is available to meet with undergraduate and graduate students regarding career development. Email Maddie with questions to schedule an appointment.

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Ian Grey

Graduate Assistant
214-406-8084
igrey@smu.edu

Ian is available to assist students with the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and the development of leadership programming. Email Ian with questions or to schedule an appointment.

A headshot of Bree Lowry, a graduate assistant in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Bree Lowry

Graduate Assistant
bflowry@smu.edu

Bree is available to assist students with the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and the development of leadership programming. Email Bree with questions or to schedule an appointment.

 

Ambassadors

A headshot of Daniela Castillo, a Heart Center Team Ambassador in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Daniela Castillo

EMIS & Economics, Class of 2022 
"My favorite thing about working at the Hart Center is that it allows me to be more aware of events and resources that can help me prepare for my career!"
A headshot of Ryan Dayal, a Heart Center Team Ambassador in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Ryan Dayal

Civil Engineering, Class of 2023
"My favorite thing about working in the Hart Center is having the opportunity to meet new people every day."
A headshot of Hannah Koehler, a Heart Center Team Ambassador in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Hannah Koehler

EMIS, Class of 2022
"My experience at the Hart Center has been both professionally rewarding and extremely entertaining due to our enthusiastic and friendly team."
A headshot of Madi Tedrow, a Heart Center Team Ambassador in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Madi Tedrow

EMIS, Class of 2022
"I love how the Hart Center connects everyone in Lyle, from current to future students, professors to advisors, and everyone in between."