The free faculty forum returns to MSU Texas with Robert Forrester, the Dillard Distinguished Professor of Energy Finance, delivering the Hardin Professor Lecture at 7:00 PM Tuesdays at the Clark Student Center Wichita Suites.
Forrester’s speech, “When you see a fork in the road,” was inspired by Yogi Berra’s quote, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Baseball great Berra was almost as famous for his “Yogiisms” as he was for his baseball skills.
“The short speech explains my bumpy path to academia and what I’m doing now that I’m here,” Forrester said.
His path to academia was not typical. He was an accomplished and highly successful entrepreneur when he enrolled at Midwestern State University to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration. Forrester completed both in four years.
He joined the MSU faculty as a faculty member in 2010, then completed a PhD in business administration at Kennesaw State University in 2014.
Forrester was named the Hardin Professor, the Midwest’s highest faculty honor, in May 2022.
He is an associate professor of finance and serves as chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and General Affairs at the Dillard College of Business Administration.
As a professor, he found continued success in business while engaging in academic research and service to the university.
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For the upcoming faculty forum, Associate Professor of Music Matthew Luttrell will speak on “The Great Conductors: Enhancing Interpersonal Communication through Physical Intelligence” at 7:00 pm on March 7.
The position must be announced. Luttrell is a band and orchestra director.
Faculty Forum is a monthly showcase for the research and creative efforts of the MSU Texas faculty.
It’s an opportunity for the Wichita Falls campus and communities to learn, engage, and sometimes discuss the new ideas and explorations of the talented people who teach, discover, and create at MSU Texas.
Admission is free and open to all. Contact Jonathan Price by email or call 940-397-4288 for more information.