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We are currently offering courses taught by the following instructors:

World Education

SMU CAPE offers a number of online courses in partnership with World World partners with colleges and universities across the country to present educational and professional training programs, giving students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

Carmen Goldthwaite

Carmen Goldthwaite writes the stories--fact and fiction--about the Texas she loves for western history magazines, literary fiction publications, and she scribbles tales of sailing for voyaging periodicals. Now she applies those skills to telling the stories of Texas women in her book, Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History, plus two upcoming books on Texas women also from The History Press. She juggles writing with teaching. At SMU, Carmen teaches creative writing, including the foundation course, The Proposal, and the “short form” Write Now! for those wanting to write short stories, short articles, short essays, etc. At her alma mater she’s the “writer-in-residence” for TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism Texas Community Newspapers. At home she teaches writing in groups and solo. She also speaks and leads workshops on writing to conferences such as: DFWWriters Conference and the Texas Writers League annual conference in Austin. Her publishing credits include; Wild West; True West; American Cowboy; Fort Worth Texas Magazine; Persimmon Hill; Latitudes & Attitudes; Chicken Soup of the Soul; Wooden Boa;t and several teaching essays for the Writers Guide to 2013. She’s been published in Tor-Forge’s anthology, The Way West and Fulcrum Publishing’s Wild Women of the Old West. Her short fiction has been published on Amazon Shorts and recently won “Best Fiction” 3rd quarter 2012, in the Colonnade Contest. Before freelancing, Carmen was syndicated by Scripps-Howard News International as an investigative reporter following stints with Texas newspapers: Brownwood Bulletin, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Odessa American, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and The Fort Worth Press. In the political and corporate world she worked as Media Relations Manager/Company spokesperson, executive speechwriter and media coach for Shell Oil and Brown & Root, Inc. corporate officers and for members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, U. S. Congress. She earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from TCU followed by a Masters in Education & Counseling. Carmen is a member and former director of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Writers of America, Investigative Reporters & Editors and Associate Member, Texas Press Association. She also is a member of Texas State Historical Association, the Western History Association and former director of the Fort Worth Friends of the Library and Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Workshop.

Keith Goodnight

Keith Goodnight was born in Dallas, TX. He studied Biology at Rice University and has a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior, but always had writing in mind. Keith began developing his own science fiction universe when he was still in high school, and kept working on it all through the years he was supposed to be working on something else. He's an alum of the Writers Path and published his first novel, The Child, in 2013. To find out more, visit

Kay Honeyman

Kay Honeyman grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in English Language and Literature. Her first novel, The Fire Horse Girl, debuted January 2013 from Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. She teaches middle school in HPISD.

Beth Kahlich

Beth Kahlich, President of the Dallas Search Engine Academy Texas ( has over 25 years experience in marketing and technology. Beth is an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and all forms of digital advertising. • Digital Marketing Consultant since 2008 • Owner/Instructor of Dallas Search Engine Academy (SEO Training Classes) since 2012 • Board Member - Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association (DFWSEM) • Guest Speaker at Event (National touring workshop of top Local Search Experts in the USA) • Continuing Education Trainer for Real Estate MCE Credits • Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact Guest Speakers and Contributors Eric McGehearty – CEO of Globe Runner SEO. Founded in 2008, Globe Runner is one of the fastest-growing online marketing companies in Texas, and advises small businesses, large corporations and even political candidates regarding social media and online marketing. Tony Wright – CEO of WrightIMC WrightIMC has provided clients with unparalleled results for all types of marketing projects since 2007 – including helping Fortune 500 and mid-level clients successfully create or enhance their interactive advertising and search engine marketing. Rob Garner – Principal of Advice Interactive Group Author of "Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing," and a well-known expert speaker on all areas of digital marketing.

MindEdge Learning

MindEdge, an innovative learning company, specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions. MindEdge was founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators and continues to innovate in the rapidly changing landscape of online education.


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Jeremy Vest

Jeremy is one of the top YouTube for business experts and is YouTube Certified. He often writes and speaks on YouTube for business, video marketing, video SEO and video conversion science. He has over 1 billion views to his credit for clients and has worked with many top brands. Jeremy has taught thousands of people and has a deep passion for all things related to online marketing and is founder of the video marketing agency Vidpow.