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G. . Douglas Inglis from Spain to Teach Spanish During WCU J-Term

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 15, 2013 - William Carey University graduate (’71) Dr. G. Douglas Inglis, director and research professor at The Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain, will teach the course HIS 490/590: History of the Southern Frontier at WCU’s Hattiesburg campus during  J-Term January 6-10, 2014. The class, which counts for undergraduate or graduate credit, will be from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m. The cost is $340 per hour for the three-hour credit course. The course is also available for auditing at a cost of $170 per hour for the three-hour course. 

While at William Carey College, Dr. Inglis was a member of the honors program and played basketball his freshman year. After completing his B.A. in history at Carey in two and a half years, Dr. Inglis earned a master’s in history at The University of Southern Mississippi. He then earned his doctorate from Texas Christian University. While at TCU, he received back-to-back Fulbright Fellowships to study in Spanish archives, completing his doctorate in Latin American history in 1979. 

Dr. Inglis’ dissertation at TCU on the historical demography of colonial Cuba was an early application of computers and statistics to historical analysis, and led to a career in systems management and customer behavior analysis.  After starting a book-exporting business, and then a software company, he was enticed to direct departments of systems engineers in the Seville provincial government and then Siemens Corporation.  In 1998, Dr. Inglis retired from Siemens as the coordinator of data warehousing for Southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa).

In January 2001, he established The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla which he has directed since its founding. The Center has students and faculty-staff from a consortium of four universities that comprise a unique study abroad experience.  Although trained as an historian, his business experience led to an appointment at the Universidad de Sevilla teaching an electronic marketing course to graduating seniors.

Dr. Inglis’ wife,  Pilar Redondo López Inglis, directs the library of the economics and business school of the University of Sevilla. They have two daughters, Lydia María Inglis Redondo, an architect in Seville, and Gloria Pilar Inglis Redondo, a journalist in Madrid.

William Carey students are able to study abroad in Seville, Spain, as part of an agreement with Texas Tech University. The Texas Tech Center in Seville is a consortium of schools eligible to send students and faculty to Spain in order to participate in the Texas Tech study abroad program, which includes sessions for Fall and Spring Semesters as well two shorter sessions during the summer. As students of a consortium member, Carey students have the full benefit of the program without having to transfer schools or credits.

For more information on The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla, contact Dr. Inglis at gdouglas.inglis@ttu.edu. For more information about registering for WCU’s J-Term or registering to audit Dr. Inglis’ course, contact Gayle Knight in the registrar’s office at (601) 318-6485 or gknight@wmcarey.edu.

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Pictured is William Carey University graduate Dr. G. Douglas Inglis, director and research professor at The Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain, who will teach the course HIS 490/590: History of the Southern Frontier at WCU’s Hattiesburg campus during J-Term 2014, January 6-10. The class will be from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with an hour lunch break from 12 – 1 p.m. The cost is $340 per hour for the three-hour credit course. The course is also available for auditing at a cost of $170 per hour for the three-hour course.