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Dr. Margot Salas Geagon

Margot Geagon
Associate Professor of Business

College of Business

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2423

Email: msgeagon@indianatech.edu

Office: 306B Cunningham Business Center

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Information

BA 2020, Operations Management

MSOL 5500, Financial Concepts for Leaders.

Areas of expertise: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Data Analytics, Operations Research, Finance, Statistics, Strategic Management, Research Methods

Academic Advisor Roles

Management

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Applied Management and Decision Sciences – Finance
Walden University, College of Management, and Technology
Minneapolis, MN

MBA, Finance
Marylhurst University, School of Business
Portland, OR

MPA, Program Evaluation
Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government
Portland, OR

Masters Endorsement – Public Finance
Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government
Portland, OR

BA, Business Administration – Marketing / Management
Western New Mexico University, College of Business
Silver City, NM

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business Chair, Saint Martin’s University
  • Associate Professor of Quantitative Management & Finance, Department Chair, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management & Finance, Graduate Coordinator, Department Chair, New Mexico Highlands University
  • Decision Support & Analytics Director, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  • TRG Risk Analyst III, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  • Contract Program Analyst, Oregon Health Sciences University: Cancer Institute

 

 

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Errors in Financial Transparency within Financial Institutions, (pending)
  • Succession Planning: Preparing for the Next Generation. Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) Conference Presentation (SeaTac; WA, May 2019)
  • Earnings Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) Conference Presentation (Lacey; WA, May 2018)
  • Geagon, Margot & Hayes, John. Evaluating Earnings Management in Financial Institutions, Management Research Journal, 1, p. 1-12, 2015
  • Chris Nelson, Ph.D., Margot Salas Geagon, Ph.D., Bill Taylor, Ph.D., and Joe C de Baca. Incentivizing College Readiness: The Use of a Token Economy to Achieve GEAR UP Goals. NCCEP National Conference, Washington, D.C. July 2014.
  • Margaret A. Young, Ph.D., Jean Hill, Ph.D., Margot S. Geagon, Ph.D. Ultimate Outcomes: Implementing a University-wide Integrated Assessment System. 2013 Annual Conference of the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, April 2013.
  • Margot S. Geagon, Ph.D., and Margaret A. Young, Ph.D. Introducing, Applying, and Reinforcing Outcome Assessment Activities. 2011 ACBSP National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2011
  • NCCU Accreditation Task Force 2020, SMU – 2018 – 2020 (ongoing)
  • Board of Trustees – SMU – 2018 – present
  • Provost Council, SMU- 2018 –present
  • Academic Standards Committee Member, SMU, 2017 – present
  • Academic Standards, Analysis Team, SMU, 2017 – present
  • Retention Committee, SMU, 2017 – present
  • ACBSP Authored the Accreditation Assessment Plans SMU– BA, and MBA. 2018 – present
  • Earnings Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Proceeding. Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) Conference Presentation. Lacey, WA, April 2017
  • NSF-PFI-10-581 New Mexico Highlands University-Collaborative Project Space, Evaluator, December 2010.
  • AmeriCorp Grant. Evaluator, NMHU, 2013 – 2014.
  • NMHU GEAR UP Grant, Evaluator, October 2014.
  • NCCEP/GEAR UP, Presenter – Capacity Building Evaluator Workshop, Orlando, FL, August 2014.
  • AAUW [American Association of University Women] – Faculty Sponsor, 2010 – 2015.
  • NMHU Academic Affairs – Program Review – Chair: Programs Reviewed: Biology, English, and Media Arts, 2014- 2015.
  • NMHU – School of Business Media and Technology – Revision of the Program Assessment Plan, 2015.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence – Board Member, 2014 – 2016.
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Evaluator Champion
  • Created Comprehensive Outcome Assessment Plans for the BBA, BA Accounting, MBA, and MAcc programs at Saint Martin’s University (2018)

Additional Information

Accomplishments

  • NSF-PFI-10-581 New Mexico Highlands University-Collaborative Project Space, Evaluator, Dec. 2010.
  • NMHU AmeriCorp Grant. Evaluator, 2013 – 2014.
  • NMHU GEAR UP Grant, Evaluator, October 2014.
  • NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity Building Evaluator Workshop Presenter, Orlando, FL, Aug 2014.
  • AAUW [American Association of University Women] – Faculty Sponsor, 2010 – 2015.
  • NMHU Academic Affairs – Program Review Chair: Biology, English, and Media Arts, 2014- 2015.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence – Board Member, 2014 – 2016.
  • NMHU Academic Affairs Graduate Appeals Committee – Chair 2012 –2015
  • NMH Graduate Coordinator, 2010-2014
  • NMHU Department Chair, School of Business Media and Technology, 2012-2016
  • SMU Academic Standards Committee Chair, 2016 – 2020
  • SMU Retention Committee Member, 2016 – 2020
  • SMU Provost Council Member, 2018 – 2020
  • SMU Faculty Committee on University Assessment Chair, 2016 – 2020
  • SMU Business Assessment Director (ACBSP), 2016 – 2020
  • Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Member of the American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Evaluator Champion
  • Effective interpersonal communications skills in diverse environments.
  • Over 10 years of experience building undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
  • A robust background in academic assessment and program evaluation.
  • Extremely computer savvy (Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project; Oracle; PeopleSoft; Banner; SAS; SQL; REWARDS; Pilar; BOE; Discover; Blackboard, Collaborate, Canvas, Desire2Learn – Brightspace, Respondus, Moodle, ZOOM, BSG, SPSS, R, Tableau, etc.).

Areas of Interest

Research interests include supply chain management, logistics, optimization modeling, financial asset pricing analysis; the pricing of options and other derivative securities; risk management and statistics; performance measurement and program evaluation and assessment.