College of Business Administration to host annual Economic Forum

Memorial Student Union Building, Grand Ballrooms - 10/17/17 - 11/09/17

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch. A table of eight is $96.

This year’s forum will feature a study of Kleberg County. Dr. Thomas Krueger, J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education and chair of the department of accounting and finance from the College of Business Administration will make the presentation. His talk is entitled Kleberg County’s Demography, Recent Economic Changes and Anticipated Future.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Steve Murdock, Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University. His topic is Population Change in Texas and the United States: Implications for Education and America’s Future.  

To reserve your seat at the economic forum, visit or call 361-593-3801. 

About Dr. Steve Murdock

Murdock is the founding director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and the Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair for Sociology at Rice University. He is the former director of the United States Census Bureau, the State Demographer of Texas, holder of a Regents Chair at Texas A&M University, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies at University of Texas at San Antonio and a noted scholar with 14 books and more than 150 articles and analytical reports.

He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from North Dakota State University, the Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award from the Rural Sociological Society, a recipient of the Excellence in Research Awards from the Rural Sociological Society, Faculty Distinguished Research Award from Texas A&M University and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma national honorary societies.

Murdock also is noted in applied and Texas governmental circles having been named a one of the 50 most influential Texans by Texas Business in 1997 and one of the 25 most influential Texans by Texas Monthly in 2005. He has extensive experience in research on a wide variety of issues impacting Texas and the nation and is widely known as a national expert in the areas of demography, rural sociology and socioeconomic impact assessment.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from North Dakota State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from University of Kentucky.         

About Dr. Thomas Krueger

Dr. Thomas Krueger is the J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education at Texas A&M-Kingsville.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a master’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University and a doctorate in business administration in finance from the University of Kentucky.  

Before joining Texas A&M-Kingsville, he taught finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. While at UW-La Crosse, he was chair of the Finance Department and internship coordinator of the East Central European Scholarship Program. 

Since joining Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2011, Krueger has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Some of the classes taught over the past year are business finance, financial planning and capital budgeting, financial ranch management and global finance.  

Krueger has authored over 87 refereed journal articles and been cited 568 times in other articles. His H-statistics of 11, means that at least 11 authored articles have been cited 11 more times. Perhaps his most widely-read article, titled “Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor,” was published in the top-tier Journal of Finance.   

Other research has resulted in winning three Best in Track Awards and one Distinguished Research Award at national finance meetings, as well as been chosen for the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award, an acknowledgement as the best instructor in the finance discipline, by the Academy of Finance, an international association of Finance Professionals.  In 2014 and 2015, Krueger was one of the recipients of the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Research of the Year awards.