Stan Ingman, Professor of Applied Gerontology, has combined his community work and scholarship to serve as a catalyst for connection and collaboration between UNT and a range of partners and communities. Ingman designed, developed, and implemented UNT’s successful Texas Institute for Research and Education on Aging (TIREA). From 1991-2013, TIREA projects that emanated under his leadership included: a Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine and Dentistry; the Texas Center for Geriatric Education; Seniors and Volunteers for Childhood Immunization; and the National Academy for Teaching and Learning about Aging at UNT.
Ingman will be recognized with his fellow award recipients at the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony. This year, Ingman is the UNT Foundation Faculty Community Engagement recipient, an award which recognizes faculty whose careers are marked by sustained activities that systematically and effectively advance mutual university-community engagement, successfully address important community issues through collaborative initiatives, and create intellectual products respected by peers within and beyond the academy.
In partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ingman has organized numerous conferences and workshops on residential and commercial energy efficient structures and sustainable communities. He also was instrumental in garnering neighborhood support and obtaining funding through HUD for a Section 202 project to bring affordable housing to low-income senior citizens in numerous communities (e.g., Oak Cliff, Denton). Similar work has occurred in Colima, Mazamitla, Guadalajara and Zacatecas, Mexico.
In 1995, Ingman co-established the non-profit organization Future Without Poverty to encourage work in Mexico via sustainability efforts. Since that time, he has co-developed educational programs that impact communities around the globe from Sanger, Texas to Mexico, Uganda, and beyond.
Mentoring the next generation of community leaders is an important part of Ingman’s legacy. Recently, he collaborated with a former student to provide supportive and sustainable housing for veterans in St Louis. Transitional housing is now available for veterans and their families in three locations. He also works with UNT’s College of Engineering to ensure that these structures are energy efficient.