Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Bradley Kent Carter 
Dedman College  2015

Bradley Kent Carter, Associate Professor of Political Science in Dedman College, came to SMU in 1970. He received his A.B. from the University of Miami, his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Carter taught political and organizational theory in the Political Science Department. He also taught undergraduate courses in the General Education Curriculum and graduate courses in the Master of Liberal Arts and Master of Liberal Studies programs. He wrote on the political ideas of James Madison and Mary Parker Follett. Professor Carter served the Political Science Department in several roles, including undergraduate director from 1999-2014. His service to the University included a 14-year membership on the Faculty Senate, with three terms as secretary and one as president, and 19 years as Chief Marshal of the University with responsibility for academic ceremonies. He has twice been honored as a Rotunda Outstanding Professor, twice received the Willis M. Tate Award for Distinguished Teaching and also received the "M" Award, SMU's most prestigious honor. Douglas Bauer, a former student, established the Bauer Incentive Scholarship in Professor Carter's honor. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Political Science.