Dr. Jay E. GaryJay E. Gary, Ph.D. joined the faculty of the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University in 2003. He is an assistant professor who directs the “Strategic Foresight” program, which helps students from the MBA to Doctoral level master the art of foresight in both business and community contexts. He also serves as the program director of the M.A. in Strategic Foresight and directs the Christian Futures network.
Before spent coming to Regent, Jay served more than two decades as a strategy consultant to nonprofit, public, and private enterprises. In addition, throughout the ’90s, he worked as a “millennial consultant” helping communities mark their passage into 21st century. In 1994, he penned the first inspiration book on how to mark Christ’s 2,000th jubilee in a meaningful way. From 1986 to 1989, he served as a conference planner with the Lausanne movement, a network launched by Billy Graham. Before 1986, he worked as a pastor to college students, a mission educator, and a magazine editor.
Jay authored The Star of 2000: Our Journey Toward Hope, The Countdown Has Begun: The Story of the Global Consultation on AD 2000, Advancing the PhD in Futures Studies, The Future According to Jesus: A Galilean model of Foresight, A Scoundrel’s Guide to Scandal, Out of the corner of God’s eye: Reflections on the future of spirituality, postmodernism, and integral theory, and The future of business as mission: An inquiry into macro-strategy.
He is a member of the World Future Society, the American Academy of Religion, the Christian Business Faculty Association, the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, and the World Futures Studies Federation, and is a Founding Member of the Association of Professional Futurists.
Jay earned his B.S. in Industrial Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976 and his M.A. in Education at the California State University, Los Angeles in 1983.