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 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 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. 



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...



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,...



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)...



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....



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...