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Global Studies Committee

Ray Blankenship
Ray Blankenship
- Department Chair & Professor - Analytics and Information Systems, Program Director- MS Cybersecurity and Business Data Analytics, Program Coordinator- Business Data Analytics and Cybersecurity Certificate

Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems, 1994

M.B.A., Western Kentucky University, Management/Operations System, 1987

B.A., University of Kentucky, Chemistry, 1984


Dr. Blankenship has published over 50 journal and proceedings articles with topics ranging from artificial neural networks to nursing attitudes. His research has appeared in such journals as the European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, and The Journal of Marketing and Management.  He has consulted for numerous organizations including the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Y.M.C.A., and the West Virginia Economic Development Office.  Dr. Blankenship has attended numerous professional development activities, including the Management Development program at Harvard University, IBM Watson Analytics Workshop, Visual Analytics Workshop Using SAS®, Applied Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Miner, Data Manipulation and Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Guide, and a Hierarchical Linear Models Workshop.

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