After serving 17 years as associate dean and director of the University of Florida’s Heavener School of Business, Dr. Brian Ray transitioned to a faculty role in May 2016. He now teaches courses in leadership, ethics and career management and also serves as the co-director of the Poe Center for Business Ethics Education and Research.

In addition to his work in higher education, Ray serves as a colonel in the U.S. Army as the Command Chaplain for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command. The 377th TSC is the largest command in the Army Reserve with 35,000 soldiers and 500 subordinate units. As command chaplain, Ray directs the religious support of over 100 chaplains and 40 chaplain candidates.  He is currently completing the U.S. Army War College’s Master of Strategic Studies program. This is the Army’s highest level of professional military education and prepares leaders from all sectors for positions of significant responsibility.

Ray received his Ph.D. in university administration from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Stetson University. Ray is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Management Development Program.

His awards and recognitions are numerous and include: the Distinguished Alumni Award, Florida State University College of Education; Mort Wolfson Faculty Service Award, University of Florida; and the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, among others.