Jay Coleman

Associate Provost • Richard deR. Kip Professor of Operations Management & Quantitative Methods

Academic Affairs Administration • Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Supply Chain Management


Bachelor of Business Administration (1984) from Augusta College

Master of Science (1985) and Ph.D. in Industrial Management (1988) from Clemson University


B. Jay Coleman, Ph.D. is the Richard deRaismes Kip Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida (UNF), whose faculty he joined in Fall 1988.


Dr. Coleman was named Associate Provost at UNF in April 2014, after previously serving as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Programs since July 2013. He served as chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics from August 2000 until August 2002, and served as Associate Dean of the Coggin College from January 2006 until December 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.


Dr. Coleman is actively involved in research primarily focused on predictive and prescriptive analytics, 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 to date resulted in more than 50 publications, including articles in Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Logistics, Naval Research Logistics, Transportation Journal, Journal of Financial Research, 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, OR Insight, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Journal of Economics and Finance, 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, Investor’s Business Daily, CIO, and Individual Investor, as well as numerous other media outlets, including AP, UPI, USA Today, the New York Times, CNBC, CNN, TIME, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN: The Magazine.


Dr. Coleman has served on over 80 different committees and other service assignments while at UNF, including leadership positions on 26 of those. He has served as a reviewer for 15 different academic journals, and has given more than 100 media and professional interviews.


UNF Distinguished Professor, 2005

UNF Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, 2003

UNF Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2003

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2012

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000


Coggin College Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, 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

ColemanContact Information

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