SMU Faculty Experts

Stephanie Knight

Dean of SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School
of Education and Human Development.

Stephanie Knight is the dean of SMU's Simmons School of Education & Human Development.   She is a nationally recognized education leader, researcher and professor.

She began her education career as a classroom teacher of Spanish and French in Texas, Saudi Arabia and Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston before beginning a 20-year tenure at Texas A&M University, where she was professor of educational psychology and teaching, learning and culture. She joined Pennsylvania State University in 2009 as professor of educational psychology, where she taught courses in educational psychology and effective learning.

Her scholarly interests demonstrate a dedication to bringing the results of evidence-based research to the K-12 classroom. Her research into relationships between instructional strategies, classroom processes, learning environments and student outcomes; teacher professional development, and the use of observational techniques to study classroom processes has been published in hundreds of professional journal articles, book chapters and books and presented at numerous professional conferences.

She Can Discuss:

  • educational psychology
  • learning and culture
  • classroom processes
  • learning environments and student outcomes
  • teacher professional development

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