Office of Engaged Learning

Office of Engaged Learning Staff

The Office of Engaged Learning is part of SMU's Office of Student Academic Engagement and Success, which is directed by Associate Provost Sheri Kunovich

Jennifer Ebinger

Jennifer Ebinger is the director of SMU’s Office of Engaged Learning.  As part of the Provost’s team, her department supports university-wide research and entrepreneurship programs, including Engaged Learning Fellowships and Summer Research Assistantships that support undergraduate research; the Big iDeas program that seeds and mentors undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff startups; Think-Play-Hack which provides a unique big-data experience; and the SMU Incubator, which collaborates with entrepreneurs and organizations to bring social and economic value to north Dallas.  Before coming to SMU, Director Ebinger served as a regional director for a non-profit education foundation out of John’s Hopkins where she led an interstate team to support school, teacher, leader, and student growth.

Adam Scott Neal

Adam Scott Neal
Assistant Director (Research)

Adam Scott Neal is a composer working in a variety of genres, from toy piano solos to modern dance scores. His music has received nearly 300 performances in 12 countries. He has presented and published research on experimental computer music, improvisation, popular music education, and the materiality and agency of musical instruments. Adam earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen’s University Belfast and Georgia State University.


David Son
Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research Programs

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • PhD (Organic Chemistry), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

Greg Guggenmos

Program Specialist for Entrepreneurship


Student Assistants

Melina Corriveau

Julie Tapia

Lidya Winnie