Dr. Gray has worked in three Texas school districts and has served as a Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal, Associate Principal, Principal and Director of Instruction. In higher education, Dr. Gray has served as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Health and Kinesiology. Dr. Gray’s research interests are in educational resilience, teacher effectiveness and physical education pedagogy. Dr. Gray has several publications and has presented research findings at International, National, State, and Regional conferences in his areas of interest.
Recent Publications and Research Activity
Waxman, H.C., Padron, Y.N., & Gray, J.P. (Eds.) (2004). Educational resiliency: student, teacher, and school perspectives. Information Age.
Gray, J.P. (2004). The relations of teacher education students’ resiliency, work motivation, and school-level resilience. In H.C. Waxman, Y.N. Padron, & J.P. Gray (Eds.), Educational resiliency: student, teacher, and school perspectives. (pp. 175-186). Information Age.
Waxman, H.C., Gray, J.P., & Padron, Y.N. (2002). Resiliency among students at risk of failure. In S. Stringfield & D. Land (Eds.), Educating at risk students (pp. 29-48).Chicago: National Society for the Study of Education.
Waxman, H.C., Gray, J.P., & Padron, Y.N. (2004). Introduction and overview. In H.C. Waxman, Y.N. Padron & J.P. Gray (Eds.), Educational resiliency: student, teacher, and school perspectives. (pp. 3-10). Information Age.
Waxman, H.C., Gray, J.P. & Padron, Y.N. (2004). Promoting educational resilience for students at-risk of failure. In H.C. Waxman, Y.N. Padron & J.P. Gray (Eds), Educational resiliency: student teacher, and school perspectives. (pp.37-62). Information Age.
U.S. Department of Education Reports
Waxman, H.C., Connell, M.L., & Gray, J.P. (2002, December). A quantitative synthesis of recent research on the effects of teaching and learning with technology on student outcomes. Naperville, IL: North Central Regional Laboratory.
Waxman, H.C., Gray, J.P., & Padron, Y.N. (2003). Review of research on educational resilience. Center for Applied Linguistics.
Gaus, M., Gray, J, & Wendt, J. (2007). Fitness indicators, activity engagement, and activity intensity: A comparison of traditional and block scheduling in physical education. TAHPERD Journal.
Simpson, C., Gray, J., Waldrep, S. & Gaus, M. (2008). Families and caregivers: Working together to create healthier lifestyles. Dimensions of Early Childhood: Journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association.
B.S. in Exercise & Sport Studies at Tarleton State University, 1993
M.S. in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 1997
Ed.D. in Physical Education at University of Houston, 2001
Post-doc in School Reform at The Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE), University of Houston, 2002