Center for Teaching Excellence

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.


2018 Recipient 


Brett StoryAssistant Professor Brett Story, Lyle School of Engineering

Professor Story joined the SMU faculty in 2013 as a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering. Professor Story is involved in numerous programs and initiatives, including the Smart Infrastructure Innovation Initiative with Garland Independent School District. Dr. Story encourages student involvement and leadership in his work. When describing his Smart Infrastructure Innovation Initiative Project, Dr. Story explained, “We look to develop problem solvers: engineers, scientists, technicians, contractors, builders, manufacturers, and managers.” Dr. Story’s commitment to students, the Dallas community, and the pursuit of knowledge makes him this year’s recipient of the Golden Mustang Award.

For a list of previous recipients, click here.