Dr. David A. Gray Professor


Office Address:
Department of Management, Box 19467,
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019-0467

Room: 206
Voice:  (817) 272-3852
Fax:  (817) 272-5801
E-Mail: Gray@uta.edu


David A. Gray is Professor of Management. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of human resource management and labor relations. He obtained B.B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa in 1967 and 1969. In 1974 he was awarded the Ph.D. in Business Administration from the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. During his years at UTA he has served nearly twenty-two years in four different Associate Dean positions and he has been or Acting Chair of the Department of Management on two occasions for a total of five years.

At different times over the past 30 years, he has also been Program Advisor for the Ph.D in Business Administration, MBA, and MS in Human Resource Management. For the 2003-2004 academic year, he served as Director of the Goolsby Leadership Academy, the result of a $2 million cash gift in honor of John and Judy Goolsby. 

His research interests have focused on aspects of human resource management and the labor relations process. More specifically, he has researched strategic and operational rationales of human resource outsourcing; the linkage of the HR value chain to the employee-employer psychological contract and the performance impact of various HR practices; and union management conflict and cooperation before and after labor-management relations by objectives, or RBO. The results of these and other research efforts have been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, California Management Review, OMEGA : The International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Journal of Business Research, and national proceedings of the Academy of Management and Industrial Relations Research Association.

Finally, his involvement in local professional organizations has included serving in officer positions (including President) of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and the North Texas Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research  Association.