LEAH 2015: Dr. Brian Ray

06.05.15 | Terese Main

Dr. Brian Ray is President of the National Home Education Research Institute.  From grades to socialization, he shares insight on what his findings show about learning at home.  Find out more about his work at www.nheri.org.

He has published numerous journal articles and books, been repeatedly interviewed by major media, served as an expert witness in court cases on homeschooling, testified to legislatures regarding educational issues, and consulted both private and government groups. Dr. Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling.

 Dr. Ray has presented his work in academic publications such as Educational Leadership and Peabody Journal of Education, in popular magazines, and books such as Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling and Strengths of Their Own--Home Schoolers Across America. He has made numerous presentations at professional meetings and to the general public in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, and South Korea. Dr. Ray has been quoted many times by the media and appeared twice on television’s NBC Today Show. Brian earned his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, his M.S. in zoology from Ohio University, and his B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound. He is a former certified classroom teacher in public and private schools and university professor in the fields of science and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Brian and his wife Betsy have been married 36 years and have eight children and six grandchildren. Brian is a part of the leadership team of his local church.

The Ray family lives on a small farm in western Oregon, U.S.A.

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