Faculty Profile

Dr. Ray Forbes is currently Chair of the Masters Degree Program in Business Psychology within the College of Arts, Sciences and Technology at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. A university excellence medallion recipient, he develops, manages and teaches courses in business and applied psychology. A former Associate Dean, Ray has been a full time faculty member since 1993 when he was hired to help begin the MBA program and the Graduate School of Business. Currently  President of the Faculty Senate, he was instrumental in the startup of the MBA coaching program, Executive Coaching specialization, and the university mentoring program.

He previously held fulltime faculty positions at Sacred Heart University and the Naval Postgraduate School.  Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine, New Haven, St. Thomas, and Metropolitan State universities as well as Hartnell College.  Ray is also a licensed Psychologist and a certified Master Personal and Executive Coach.  He is a founding board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching.

Ray has held executive positions at Northwest Airlines and at the Raymark Corporation in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, quality, organization development and leadership development. Additionally, he has had extensive experience as an internal and external consultant in the fields of leadership, management development and strategy.

A U. S. Naval Academy graduate and a retired naval officer, his military service was on destroyers and submarines.  While on active duty he served for eight years as an internal organization development consultant.

His Ph.D. is in Leadership and Human Behavior from the U.S. International University. Ray also holds a masters degree in Human Behavior from U.S.I.U. and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He has also earned a certificate from the Advanced Program in Human Resources and Organization Development at Columbia University and successfully completed the Program for Specialists in Organization Development sponsored by the National Training Laboratories.

An avid reader of professional books, he presently lives in Blacklick, Ohio, with his wife, Carolyn, two dogs, and one very tolerant cat.

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