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About B. Jay Coleman

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
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.


2014 - Present Professor, University of North Florida Management

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Honors and Awards

  • UNF Distinguished Professor, 2005
  • UNF Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1991, 2000, 2012
  • UNF Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, 2003
  • UNF Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2003
  • UNF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1993 & 1996
  • Coggin College SCM Research Award, 2010
  • Coggin College & Prime F. Osborn, III Distinguished Professor, 2007
  • Coggin College Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1996
  • Coggin College Business Affiliates Professorship, 1990-1992
  • Faculty Inductee, Delta Sigma Pi, 1992
  • Phi Kapp Phi National Honor Society, 1988
  • National DSI Doctoral Consortium Selectee, 1987
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, 1986


  • Operations Management
  • Operations Research / Quantitative Methods

Contact Information

Coggin College of Business
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699


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