Our Experts

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 by learning from our experts.


Khaled Abdelghany, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fellow


Ali Beskok, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fellow


Candice Bledsoe, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Action Research Center
Fellow


Julianna Bond

Data & Analytics Consultant at Slalom
Associate


Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

President and CEO at CapEQ
Fellow


Mike Brown

EIT, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS, Inc.
Fellow


Paola Buckley, Ph.D.

Director, SMU-in-France, Senior Lecturer and Advisor for French, Department of World Languages and Literatures
Fellow


Jessica Burnham

Director of Master of Arts in Design and Innovation (MADI)
Fellow


Stephanie Byrd

EcoStruture Marketing Director at Schneider Electric
Fellow


Maryann Cairns, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Fellow


Sila Çetinkaya, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, Cecil H. Green Professor of Engineering
Senior Fellow


Anna Clark

Co-founder of Inclusive Economy Consortium
Fellow


Jeff Corkran

Vice President, Experience Strategy, Eecosphere, Founder, takka World Positive Strategy + Design + Tech, Strategy & Partnerships, Disrupt Design, and Advisor, Goodwork
Fellow


Adam De Jong

Founder
Associate


Kunthear Douglas

Founder of Garden of the World
Associate


Scott Douglas, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fellow


Doric E. Earle, MBA, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor at SMU and UT Dallas, Managing Director, Forward Planning LLC
Fellow


Bruce Gnade

Executive Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership
Senior Fellow


Alison Harwood

Senior Fellow in Residence at the Milken Institute School of Public Health
Fellow


James Hollifield, Ph.D.

Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies
Fellow


Robert Hunt, Ph.D.

Director of Global Theological Education, Professor of Christian Mission and Interreligious Relations, Director, Center for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies
Senior Fellow


Chris Kelley

Owner & Founder
Senior Fellow


Paul S. Krueger, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fellow


Eric Larson

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Fellow


Owen Lynch, Ph.D.

Director of Honors Program and SMU London Internships, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
Fellow


Duncan MacFarlane

Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship, Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Senior Fellow


Simon Mak, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship, Associate Director for Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
Fellow


Nicos Makris, Ph.D.

Addy Family Centennial Professor in Civil Engineering
Fellow


Srikanth Mangalam

Founder and President at PRISM Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor
Fellow


Miguel Martins

Global Lead, Innovation & Sustainability @ IFC and Instructor @ Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fellow


James McGuire

Regional Counsel for U.S. EPA Region 6
Fellow


Barbara Minsker, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle Professor of Leadership and Global Entrepreneurship
Senior Fellow


Janette Monear

President & CEO of Texas Tree Foundation
Fellow


Ajay Narayanan

Manager of Development Operations at World Bank Group
Senior Fellow


James Olivier, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor at Lyle School of Engineering, Chairperson of the Dallas IEEE Blockchain Group
Fellow


Evelyn L. Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology
Fellow


Debra Perry, Ph.D.

Principal Investment Officer
Senior Fellow


Andrew Quicksall, Ph.D.

J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee, Director, M.A. in Sustainability and Development
Fellow


Dinesh Rajan, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior Fellow


Yasmin Saadat

Ex-Chief Investment Officer-International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group (retiree)
Senior Fellow


Ahmet Can Sabuncu, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fellow


Sevinc Sengor, Ph.D

Scientist
Fellow


Jeff Snell

CEO at International Folk Art Alliance
Fellow


Elizabeth Sobel Blum

Senior Community Development Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Fellow


David Son

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Fellow


Jolanta Stankeviciene

Audit Progress Committee Secretariat to the Audit Progress Committee
Fellow


Meghna Tare

Chief Sustainability Officer at The University of Texas at Arlington
Fellow


Jamila C. Thomas

Strategic Initiatives and External Relations Coordinator
Fellow


Halit Üster, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems
Fellow


Clyde Valentin

Director, Meadows Center for Arts & Urbanism
Fellow


Meredith M. Walker

Chief Economist at EarthX
Fellow


Yulise R. Waters, Esq.

Director of Dallas Programs at Lone Star Justice Alliance
Fellow


Jessie Zarazaga, Ph.D.

Director, M.A. in Sustainability and Development, Lecturer, Department Civil and Environmental Engineering, Program Director, GIS Initiative for Spatial Literacy
Fellow


Michael Zaretsky

Associate Professor and Director of Architectural Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington
Fellow


Xiaochen Zhang

President and Founder at Fintech4Good
Fellow