Name: Steve Paris
Phone: (850) 294-2252
Address: 110 Farrier Lane
Crawfordville, FL 32327
My educational background includes a B.S. degree in Mathematic from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, a M.S. degree in Mathematics from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. Also, I currently have credit for the first 4 SOA actuarial examinations and the first 2 enrolled actuary examinations.
I have been teaching university mathematics courses since 1988; except for a three year tour in which I worked as a retirement consultant (see Actuarial Experience below). Iíve taught as a graduate student at LSU, as a tenure-track faculty member at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University), and since August 2003 I have been a member of the graduate faculty of the FSU Mathematics Department, which houses the FSU Actuarial Science Program. I am currently the coordinator of the FSU Actuarial Science Program.
I left academics in 2000 and accepted a position in the retirement practice of the Houston, TX, office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide. There I gained experience working with defined benefit and cross tested retirement plans, and the study of these types of plans is still a research focus of mine. In particular, with respect to cross tested retirement plans, my main interest is in new comparability plans. These plans can be very beneficial to older, highly compensated executives (and you might be surprised by the governmentís definition of highly compensated). Also, owners of small businesses may find theses plans very valuable. For more information on these plans, please see consulting.