Ray Jones teaches introductory undergraduate courses in business ethics and organizational behavior as well as advanced undergraduate courses in gender and diversity in management and governance and management. In the MBA Program, he teaches the required organizational behavior core course. For the past several years, he has served as coordinator of the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE), in which more than 60 undergraduate students work toward the completion of the certificate as an enhancement of their undergraduate major. In addition to teaching, he plays a variety of advisory roles in a number of different student activities and pursuits in the College of Business Administration.
Jones serves as the faculty advisor for the CBA chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a role that puts him in contact with the 55-60 CBA students who belong to the fraternity. He has served in this role for the past several years and has watched the brothers reactivate the chapter on campus, and then subsequently establish the Lambda Chapter as one of the strongest chapters in the entire country.
He is also the faculty advisor for the Department of Athletic’s Academy of Sports Marketing, an internship program in which the Department of Athletics offers sports marketing internships exclusively to CBA students. In this program, CBA students are given responsibility for researching, designing, and implementing a marketing plan for one of the department’s Olympic (i.e., nonrevenue) sports (women’s soccer, men’s soccer, swimming/diving, gymnastics, wrestling, baseball, and softball). The program has been in existence for several years, and Academy students have been generating amazing results in terms of both increasing attendance at meets and matches, and in terms of establishing and enhancing team awareness and brand awareness for Pitt athletics.