Faculty Affiliates

The CTE Faculty Affiliates Initiative is a way to recognize generous SMU Faculty that want to share their expertise with other SMU Faculty for an academic year.

2022-2023 CTE Faculty Affiliates

We are happy to announce the 2022-2023 CTE Faculty Affiliates Dr. Farnoosh Nouri and Dr. Rob Rouse. Dr. Nouri will lead a series of Wellness workshops and Dr. Rob Rouse will lead a Series of workshops focused on Pedagogy for our faculty.

To register to those workshops, visit https://booking.smu.edu/calendar/cte.


Dr. Farnoosh Nouri

Dr. Nouri, from SMU's Department of Counseling, is an educator, author, researcher, and presenter. She has been a practitioner since 1997. In addition to teaching, her major area of research has been on the Electromagnetic Aftereffects of Near-Death Experiences. She is the author of the book "So Long Depression".

Dr. Nouri is an international presenter on various topics related to mental health, Spirituality in psychotherapy, and other mental health-related topics. In her practice, she works with clients on a variety of mental health issues as well as concerns with personal and spiritual growth.

Farnoosh loves to spend time with her husband, Frank, and her daughter, Sahar. Her favorite location is the beach and she deeply enjoys meditating regularly.

Dr. Rob Rouse

Dr. Rouse is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. At SMU, Dr. Rouse mentors first-year teachers and teaches graduate courses in integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education as well as undergraduate courses in the educator preparation program.

Dr. Rouse is also the former Interim Director of the SMU Maker Education Project, a project he co-founded with a colleague from SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Much of this work was supported by the project’s mobile makerspace, the Makertruck. While Interim Director, Dr. Rouse completed dozens of professional development sessions for educators; worked with students in public and private schools across north Texas; and conducted workshops with public libraries, regional service centers, community centers, and out-of-school science learning venues.