Ray Jones, a clinical associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration, has been voted as the “Best Professor at Pitt” for the eleventh time in a poll conducted by the readers of The Pitt News student newspaper that was released today.
Known for his charismatic teaching style and down-to-earth approach in the classroom, Jones has taught thousands of Pitt Business students during his tenure.
Jones teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of organizational behavior and business ethics. He also serves as the associate director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and is the faculty coordinator of the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics.
“I’m absolutely delighted, but not the least bit surprised, that Professor Jones has again been recognized by his students, fellow faculty, and staff across the university as the very best professor at the University of Pittsburgh,” says Audrey J. Murrell, associate dean of Pitt Business and director of the Berg Center.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Professor Jones for many years, and over time I have observed that there are few teachers who are more dedicated, humble, and committed to their students’ success than Professor Jones. He truly embodies our mission at Pitt Business of taking students From the Classroom, To the City, To the World.”
Jones’ new accolade in The Pitt News is part of the publication’s annual Best of Reader’s Poll. The poll is voted on by the entire readership, which includes students, faculty, staff, and the broader campus community. Jones has received the honor for multiple years in a row and his 11 recognitions are a record for the publication.
Last year, Jones was named as one of the nation’s Top Undergraduate Business School Professors by the online business school publication Poets & Quants. He was recognized along with Professor Deborah Good.
Last year, Jones was a co-recipient of the University of Pittsburgh’s Provost’s Diversity in the Curriculum Award. The award recognizes faculty members for excellence in integrating issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum. Jones shared the award with Associate Dean Murrell.