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B. Jay Coleman, Ph.D.


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.

Regularly updated Web pages associated with Dr. Coleman's research on sports issues can be found at the links provided at the top of this page. Freely available full-text downloads of some his articles can be found here and here.

Dr. Coleman has served on more than 70 different committees and other service assignments while at UNF, including 24 leadership positions. He has been a reviewer for 15 different academic journals, and has given well over 100 media and professional interviews. He was UNF's NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 2009 through 2013, in which he served as the university's faculty liaison to the athletics department, the Atlantic Sun Conference, and the NCAA.

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.

Dr. Coleman's SelectedWorks web page by The Berkeley Electronic Press

Dr. Coleman's web page at ResearchGate

B. Jay Coleman, Ph.D.
Richard deR. Kip Professor of Operations Management & Quantitative Methods
Department of Management | Coggin College of Business | University of North Florida | Jacksonville, FL 32224