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I’m motivated by the impact I can have on students. Not only in terms of knowledge, but getting to know them and helping guide them to their careers.”

Bio

Gary Gray was born and raised in Rhode Island. He graduated from Rhode Island College, then completed both his MBA and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Babson College.

Upon receiving his MBA, Gray began work at Fleet National Bank, where his experience included becoming assistant vice president in retail banking; later, he became a senior lending officer in the commercial banking division. Gray later became a vice president in the commericial lending department of Pawtucket Trust Company.

Gray joined Johnson & Wales in 1991 and has spent much of his time teaching gaduate students. He has been faculty, program director, associate dean and graduate studies chair. His area of concentration includes strategic leadership, ethics and social responsiblity. In 2004, Gray earned his Ph.D. from Salve Regina University. He has been involved in all major committees in the university and within his program.

Research

Gray's dissertation concerned the role of the holistic person in today’s employment market. The question we all must answer is, “In the age of technology, do employers want someone who is strictly job-trained, or one who can speak to a variety of issues and communicate well?” Gray's findings have indicated that employers need workers who can think and communicate, rather than those whose skills are more limited to specific job knowledge.

Professional Memberships

  • American Management Association, 1997–present