Margaret Ray, Professor of Economics and Director of the UMW Center for Economic Education, earned a Ph.D. (1988) in economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.A. (1985) in economics from Western Illinois University, and a B.S. (1984) in economics with a minor in agriculture from Oklahoma State University. She specializes in applied microeconomics and econometrics, industrial organization and antitrust, regional economics, economic education, and equine industry economics. In addition to her experience in teaching, she has served as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Dr. Ray has had her work published in refereed journals, including Social Science Quarterly, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Sports Economics, Feminist Teacher, the American Economist,and the Journal of Economic Education. She has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has been included in Outstanding Young Women of America.