Ray Minor, Program Officer

Ray Minor is a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. He has extensive executive and management experience in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. His primary focus areas include public policy, public administration, and politics.

Minor’s research interests include citizen participation and engagement, democracy, public authorities and institutions, and nongovernmental organizations. 

Minor served in the governor’s cabinet in Alabama and held cabinet posts at a major nonprofit and two liberal arts colleges. He is founding president and chairman emeritus of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.

Minor is the author of Donald J. Trump. The Tyrant in the White House and Reflections on President Barack Obama: The First President of Color of the United States. He is coeditor of Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging Students in Politics.  

Minor graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of science in social welfare and a master’s in education administration. He graduated with a PhD in public policy and administration from Walden University.