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John Bray

John Bray

Department Chair, Mathematics, Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale Florida  1995-2003

Adjunct Instructor at Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, both in South Florida  1997-2002

Sensor Analyst, Optimetrics, Inc (Defense Contractor), Abingdon,  Maryland 2003-2010

Consultant, DCS Corporation (contractor), Abingdon  2010-Present

Previously a career US Army officer with assignments that included :

            --Mathematics Instructor and Assistant Professor at USMA (West Point)

            --Commander of Logistics Battalion in Germany

            --Logistics Officer in Germany (several locations and levels)

            --Analyst for the Defense Logistics Agency (Washington DC)

My interest in teaching at HCC stems from wanting to utilize my experiences in many career moves; showing students the utility of Mathematics in the “real world;” and assisting young people in becoming more prepared for life itself.


  • BS, Mathematics, University of Scranton
  • MA, Statistics and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Numerical and quantitative component for communication
  • Tactical defense measures
  • Logistical analyses


Bray, J. and Sami, F.  AMATYC Journal.  “A Semester Project for Introduction to Statistics Using Student-Generated Data”  2014

Bray, J. and Adams, J.  Reforming Mathematics in Maryland: Stories from the Journey .  “Perfecting the Recipe: Making the Right Decision for a Blend of Content in a Pre-Statistics Course”  2018

Bray, J., Adams, et al.  Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis.  “Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-Borne Diseases.”  2020

Bray, J, et al. for DCS Corporation and OptiMetrics Inc.  Technical reports, concept papers, numerical analysis -- spanning defense and logistics areas – Primary customer DoD.  2003-2012

Courses Taught

  • College Algebra
  • Statistics


  • Mathematics