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We are currently offering courses taught by the following instructors:

Gwendoline Aaron

Gwendoline Aaron is Senior Lecturer of French at SMU. She holds degrees from the Université de Liège (Belgium) and the University of North Texas. Her areas of special interest are didactics of French as a first or second language; technology in language education; as well as testing and evaluation.

Lane Banks

Lane Banks is an artist living and working in Dallas. His work has been featured in exhibits at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; the Dallas Public Library; the Trammel Crow Center, Dallas; the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas; and can be found in the Neiman-Marcus Collection, Dallas, and at both DFW and Love Field airports. Banks received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and also was a recipient a Polluck Krasner Foundation Grant. Visit or for more information about Lane Banks, his work, and his courses.

Anne Cameron

Anne Cameron is an artist and teacher, but she has held a variety of positions in her career - including clinical psychologist and ordained minister. She always has loved art, crafting, and design and "stumbled upon" weaving at a retreat center, Holden Village, seven years ago where she found an immediate passion. About handweaving, Anne says "I love all the elements of weaving: design, fiber, color, texture, and the magic of watching how these unfold right before my very eyes on the loom." In addition to teaching at CAPE, Anne also teaches for SMU's Perkins School of Theology. See Anne's work and learn more about her weaving practice at Mermer handwovens.

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.

Suzanne Frank

Author of nine novels, the most recent release "Laws of Migration" from Tyrus Books, 2013. Contributed "Miss Direction" to Akashic Books "Dallas Noir" anthology, edited by David Hale Smith, 2013. J. Suzanne Frank is the author of the international bestselling Chloe and Cheftu series, including "Reflections in the Nile" "Shadows on the Aegean" "Sunrise on the Mediterranean" and "Twilight in Babylon"; she also wrote the Dallas O'Connor mystery series: "Going Out in Style" "Designed to Die" "Fashion Victim." She's contributed to the anthologies, "The Mammoth Book of Ancient Egyptian Whodunnits" and "Don't Abuse the Muse" and most recently, "Dallas Noir" J. Suzanne Frank is formerly a lot of things: among them, a journalist and a freelance writer. Her passion for history has taken her to Egypt, Greece, Israel and throughout Europe. She makes her home in Dallas now, and is the program Director for The Writer's Path at SMU. Her home on the web is:

Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman is an engineer and university professor who writes romance novels in her spare time. When she's not creating optimization models or traveling the world, eating her way through city after city, she is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up stories and typing away on the computer. She lives in suburbia Dallas with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Oliver Pancake and Rigby Peanut. FROM SCRATCH is her first novel and will be released July 20, 2015 from Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster.

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

James Greene

Award-winning Published Poet; Literature and Writing Instructor; Student of Katherine Anne Porter; Published Poet: Ilya's Honey, Three Poems Mr. Greene has taught informal literature courses at SMU on Virginia Woolf, Hemingway & Fitzgerald, English Romantic Poetry, Southern Women Writers. He holds a BA from Washington & Lee University, with honors in English, and an MA in English from Stanford. He has studied with such literary luminaries as Katherine Anne Porter, Wallace Stegner, Ivor Winters, Dayl Scroggins, P.J. Murphy, Joseph Millar, Dorianne Laux, and Pablo Medina. Honorable Mention Poetry Award, 2001 & 2002, Dallas Poets Community.

Stephen Grollman

Dr. Stephen Grollman is Senior Lecturer of German at SMU, and he formerly taught all levels of German language, literature, and culture at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. At Concordia College, he also taught interdisciplinary courses in topics including international business, psychology, and environmental studies. He completed his Masters at the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Grollman's research interests have been in early twentieth century German literature, including historical fiction and questions of religious identity among German Jewish authors.

Daniel Hale

Daniel J. Hale is an Agatha Award-winning author and the 2013 Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America, a 3000-member crime writers organization. He and his nephew, Matthew LaBrot, are co-authors of the Zeke Armstrong mystery series for kids. Hale's short stories have appeared in various literary anthologies, including The Rich and the Dead (edited by Nelson DeMille) and The Prosecution Rests (edited by Linda Fairstein). An entrenched Francophile and recovering mountain biking addict, Hale holds degrees from Cornell University, the Bowen School of Law and Southern Methodist University. He's an alumnus of SMU-in-Paris as well as The Writers Path at SMU's New York Seminar. Hale has served as the General Chair of the Edgar® Awards and has judged for the Edgars numerous times.

Karina Harrison

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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.

Bryan Jackson

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Enrique Jemmott

Captain Enrique "Rico" Jemmott is Police Captain in charge of Patrol Operations at Southern Methodist University. He previously served as Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division. With more than 35 years of experience in public safety, security and law enforcement operations and training, Captain Jemmott has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers - from new recruits to seasoned veterans. A native of Panama, Captain Jemmott attended Panama University as well as the San Diego Police Academy; he began his law enforcement career in the San Diego Police Department.

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.

Suzanne Kelley Clark

Suzanne Kelley Clark (bio) Originally from a beautiful area of upstate New York, Suzanne has known since early childhood that she was an artist. After undergrad school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she moved to Dallas and worked in advertising and with a gallery before attending graduate school at SMU. She received her MFA focusing on Drawing and Painting in 1985. She has been teaching painting, drawing, design and watercolor in the Continuing Education from 1986-1999 and Community Education Departments at SMU from 1998 to 2008. Suzanne has also taught courses at the Dallas Museum, Brookhaven Community College, the Creative Arts Center, and as an adjunct at SMU in 1990, 91, 98, and in 2002 . She is now an instructor at SMU Continuing Studies Informal Courses Department and is an adjunct professor at Eastfield College since 1999. Suzanne's work since graduate school focuses on landscape as subject, preferring to paint plein aire. Mediums include oil on canvas and board, pastels and mixed media drawings. The paintings are representational and painterly responses to nature. She has shown her work with private dealers and with Harris Gallery in Houston and with Cris Worley in Dallas.

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.

Lisa Ostroff

Lisa has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is an advisor with Allegiant Wealth Management/MassMutual. She has tailored her practice to the needs of small business owners, attorney's, physicians, executives, and professional athletes. Lisa graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a Bachelor of Science. Lisa also has graduated Southern Methodist University's Certificate Program in Financial Planning. Lisa is a CFP® Certificant, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, and Certified in Long Term Care. She holds a Texas Insurance Group One License and Series 6, 7, and 63 Securities Licenses. Lisa and her husband Dave live in East Dallas. When not working, she spends time at White Rock Lake, spoiling her English Setter Eli, and volunteers at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Teresa Rafidi

Teresa Rafidi is an artist and photographer living in Dallas, TX. Teresa received her BFA from Southern Methodist University. She has taught photography at the college level, workshops at the DMA, the Modern in Ft. Worth, in addition to giving photography consultations and private tutorials. Teresa has received various awards for her work and her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As a full time photographer, Teresa is known for her commercial and portrait work. She breathes photography and life inspires her to create thoughtful images. As an artist, her photographs illuminate a space with a hint of a figurative presence not always seen. The work engages a sense of altered reality bathed in soft light to create a quiet image. You can find more of her work at and

Gregory Sampson

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Lavada Smith

Dr. Lavada Smith received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Industrial Engineering and worked for more than forty years in the technology field. She has taught Quigong and Tai Chi to adult students, seniors, and for corporate partners since 2007 and also continues to hone her own practice as a student.


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Educational Testing Consultants

Many of our Test Prep programs are presented in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC). ETC has worked with prestigious universities across the country for over 20 years to bring unparalleled experience and expert instruction to its test prep courses. CAPE works with ETC and its professional, highly-trained instructors to tailor our classroom experiences to the specific needs of the SMU community, at an affordable price and with an assurance of quality.

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.

Andrew Wick

Andrew Wick, B.F.A., SMU; M.A., UNT. Andrew P. Wick holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Southern Methodist University and a MA from The University of North Texas. His work has been exhibited in numerous local and national shows in well-known institutions such as The Dallas Museum of Art and Southern Methodist University. As both an artist and educator, Andrew has spent a great portion of his life studying and promoting the fine arts as a vital component of the human experience and of education in general. For more information, visit his webpage at:

John S. Williams

John S. Williams, CFP® John Williams is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant specializing in retirement issues. Previously Mr. Williams was a Principal and Senior Retirement Consultant with Mercer. He has over thirty years of experience in providing services to individuals and companies in administration, design, funding, and accounting of retirement plans and postretirement welfare plans. John's experience includes all facets of retirement plan management efforts, including strategy, design, and ongoing financial management. He has experience with the various aspects of retirement plans and postretirement welfare plans. John earned a BS in Actuarial Science at Drake University

SMU World Languages & Literature

The SMU Department of World Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. The department is part of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, hope to the humanities and social, natural and mathematical sciences - disciplines that are at the core of higher education. The distinguished faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages and Literatures believe that "the study of language expands your understanding of the complex and interconnected world in which we live, and gives you the ability to shape it, change it, and to succeed in it."