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.

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.

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.

Kathy Hubbard

Director of Leadership
214-768-3033
khubbard@smu.edu

Kathy is available to connect students to leadership and professional development tools. Email Kathy regarding the Lyle mentoring program, Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Hart Leadership Assessment, KNW 2300, and senior design expo.

Linda Parker

Director of Career
214-768-1845
lcprker@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.

Beryl Hellinghausen

Senior Program Specialist, Leadership
214-768-1780
mhellinghaus@smu.edu

Beryl is available to assist students with the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and Lyle student organizations. Email Beryl with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Katelyn Godsey

Senior Program Specialist, Career
214-768-2189
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.

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.

Haileigh Pettigrew

Graduate Assistant
214-768-1799
hpettigrew@smu.edu

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

Santiago Aguero

Civil Engineering, Class of 2021
"I have gained so much understanding with Handshake and other tools to boost my opportunities of getting a job once I graduate."

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!"

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."

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."

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."

Andy Tran

Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2021
"I enjoy the networking opportunities the Hart Center has to offer."