Ray is responsible for the effective and efficient management of academic resources at CMU. Dr. Christie’s portfolio includes the offices and functions of Academic Budgets, Academic Space and Remodeling, Capital Projects, Academic Planning and Analysis, Faculty Personnel Services and Licensure, Regulatory Services and Human Capital.
Ray has been at Central Michigan University since 1998, originally as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. In 2003, Dr. Christie was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Administration. Prior to his time at CMU, Dr. Christie was a senior research analyst and subsequently, directed the institutional research and planning office at the State University of West Georgia.
Dr. Christie received a Ph.D. in higher education, with cognate focus in statistics and decision sciences from Georgia State University in 1998. He holds an M.B.A. from CMU and a B.A. degree in economics from Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Christie has completed the Program on Negotiations for Senior Executives from Harvard University’s Law School, and the Higher Education Management Development Program from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Dr. Christie is a Cooperative System’s Fellow with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Dr. Christie has published in the areas of higher education access and causal modeling of educational attainment.