TxSt professor to give lecture at SMA

Ricki G. Ingalls, Ph.D.

Lecture series to feature Dr. Ingalls

As the initial speaker in the 2017 San Marcos Academy-Texas State University Distinguished Lecture Series, Ricki G. Ingalls, Ph.D., will explain to SMA students why “it’s a good day when you save $100 billion.”

Dr. Ingalls, department chair and associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University, will address junior and senior honors students at SMA Feb. 9. The 11:30 a.m. lecture is also open to the public.

In his lecture, Ingalls will explain how math, computer programming and computer models work together to evaluate proposed changes in the current 401 (k) retirement system. Ingalls and his partners at Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH) have evaluated proposed changes to the retirement system where cash outs are greatly reduced, more money stays in the retirement system, and people have a more secure retirement.  

Before starting his current position at Texas State in 2015, Ingalls served 15 years at Oklahoma State University as Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to that, he worked for 16 years in industry with Compaq, SEMATECH, General Electric and Motorola. 

He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from East Texas Baptist College (1982), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University (1984) and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1999).   

San Marcos Academy has partnered with Texas State for the past several years to bring outstanding professors to the SMA campus to replicate an actual college lecture format for upper-level honors students. The series exposes Academy students to cutting-edge research and piques their interest in various disciplines, helping them develop the skills needed to be successful in a large classroom format. 

Additional Texas State lecturers from the McCoy College of Business on the schedule for 2017 include Dr. Robert Konopaske, associate professor in the Department of Management, on March 30 and Dr. Margot Quijano, associate professor in the Department of Finance and Economics, on April 20. 

The lectures will take place in the Shultz Lecture Hall on the SMA campus, and limited seating for guests is available. To reserve a seat, please call 512-753-8006.

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