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Jay Coleman

VP Data Analytics | Richard deR. Kip Professor of Operations Management & Quantitative Methods

President's Office | President's Office Division

Areas of Expertise

Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics

Analytics in Sports

Supply Chain Management

Lean Production Practices

Business Education and Pedagogy


Ph.D. in Industrial Management, Clemson University, 1988

M.S. in Industrial Management, Clemson University, 1985

B.B.A., Major in Management, Augusta College (now Augusta University), 1984


B. Jay Coleman, Ph.D. is the Richard deR. Kip Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Clemson University.

Dr. Coleman is currently serving as the university's Associate Provost. His previous administrative appointments include service as chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics from 2000-2002, and as Associate Dean of the Coggin College from 2006-2007. As associate dean, he directed the MBA program and the College's assurance of learning and other accreditation processes (the Coggin College was reaffirmed by AACSB in Spring 2008), and served as the initial director of the College's university flagship program in Transportation and Logistics, which was ranked in 2005 as the #13 such program in the country.

Jay is actively involved in research primarily focused on the quantitative modeling of managerial decisions, which has included applications in production planning and scheduling, inventory management, financial analysis and investment, and decision-making in sports. He also has active research interests in lean production practices and supply chain management, as well as business education and pedagogy. His research program has resulted in more than 50 publications, including articles in
Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Naval Research Logistics, Industrial Relations, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Computers and Operations Research, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Financial Services Review, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Journal of Economics and Finance, OR Insight, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Education for Business
, among others.

Portions of his research have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Investor's Business Daily, as well as numerous other media outlets, including AP, UPI, USA Today, the New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN The Magazine

Dr. Coleman has served on more than 90 different committees and other service assignments while at UNF, including 27 leadership positions. He has been a reviewer for 18 academic journals, and has given well over 100 media and professional interviews.  

Jay was named the Outstanding Graduate Faculty by 1995-1996 alumni of the Coggin College's masters programs, and received the University Oustanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2000 and 2012, in addition to three other university teaching awards in 1991, 1993, and 1996. In 2003, he received both the University Outstanding Scholarship Award and the University Outstanding Service Award.

He was named the University Distinguished Professor for the year 2005. In 2007, he was inducted as a Distinguished Professor into the Prime F. Osborn, III Distinguished Business Leaders Hall of Fame by the Coggin College of Business. 


UNF Distinguished Professor, 2005

UNF Distinguished Professor Runner-Up, 2004

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000, 2012

UNF Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, 2003

UNF Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2003

UNF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1993, 1996

UNF Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1991

Coggin College Earle C. Traynham Faculty Award (bestowed by Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, for outstanding scholarship), 2013

Coggin College Research Fellow, 2011-Present

Coggin College Supply Chain Management Research Award, 2010

Coggin College & Prime F. Osborn, III Distinguished Professor, 2007

Coggin College Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1996 (by vote of 1995-1996 Masters programs alumni)

Coggin College Business Affiliates Professorship, 1990-1992


Contact Information

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(904) 620-5834