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. Dr. Coleman earned the Bachelor of Business Administration (1984) from
Augusta College, and the Master of Science (1985) and Ph.D. in Industrial Management
(1988) from Clemson University. 

Dr. Coleman received the Richard deRaismes Kip Professorship in October 1997, and 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. 

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

Dr. Coleman 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
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, OR
Insight, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Journal
of Economics and Finance, and INFORMS Transactions on Education, 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, Sports Illustrated,
and ESPN The Magazine. He is also co-author of the textbook Introduction to Computer
Applications in Management, as well as numerous professional conference proceedings and
other publications. A 1996 article in the Journal of Operations Management ranked Dr.
Coleman’s research productivity from 1989 through 1993 among the top 75 in the field of
operations management in the United States. 

Dr. Coleman has served on over 70 different committees and other service assignments
while at UNF, including 24 leadership positions. He has served as a reviewer for 15
different academic journals, and has given more than 100 media interviews. He has also
participated in a variety of other professional activities, as paper reviewer, track
chair, presenter, session chair, speaker, instructor, discussant, advisor, and officer
for numerous organizations. In 2009, he was named UNF's NCAA Faculty Athletics
Representative, thereby serving as the university’s faculty liaison to the athletics
department, the Atlantic Sun Conference, and the NCAA. 

Articles

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Voter Bias in the Associated Press College Football Poll (with Andres Gallo, Paul Mason, and Jeffrey W. Steagall), Journal of Sports Economics (2010)

We investigate multiple biases in the individual weekly ballots submitted by the 65 voters in...

 

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NCAA Tournament Games: The Real Nitty-Gritty (with Allen K. Lynch), Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (2009)

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee annually selects its national championship tournament's at-large invitees,...

 

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An Examination of NBA MVP Voting Behavior: Does Race Matter? (with J Michael DuMond and Allen K. Lynch), Journal of Sports Economics (2008)

The selection process of the most valuable player (MVP) in the National Basketball Association (NBA)...

 

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Minimizing Game Score Violations in College Football Rankings, Interfaces (2005)

One metric used to evaluate the myriad ranking systems in college football is retrodictive accuracy....

 

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Identifying the NCAA Tournament "Dance Card" (with Allen K. Lynch), Interfaces (2001)

The NCAA Basketball Tournament selection committee annually selects the Division I men's teams that should...