Golden Mustang Award

Golden Mustang Award

The Golden Mustangs, SMU alumni who graduated at least fifty years ago, have established an award for the advancement of teaching and learning.

This award of $1000 is given each year to a junior, tenure-track faculty member, whose teaching is consistently excellent; whose courses reflect thoughtful curricular development; and whose scholarship makes a meaningful contribution to the discipline and to student learning.


2017 Recipient


Assistant Professor Stephanie Langin Hooper
Meadows School of the Arts

Professor Langin-Hooper joined the SMU faculty in 2014 in Art History within Meadows School of the Arts. Acclaimed by her nominator as a “pedagogical Swiss-army knife and curricular Clydesdale,” Professor Langin-Hooper utilizes energetic and innovative teaching methods to make ancient artworks understandable and meaningful to students. Her teaching philosophy pushes her students even in large capacity classes and she has revived and redesigned the traditional Art History curriculum. Student evaluations reflect her thoughtful dedication to “care why the art was important as a whole in the culture instead of just the dates.”

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.