Ray C. Minor is a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. He joined the Kettering Foundation as a visiting scholar in March 2012 and became a program officer in February 2013. He has years of senior level executive and management experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. His primary focus areas include public policy, public administration, community politics, student politics, and business and democracy.
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 United Methodist Homes of New Jersey, Wiley College, and Miles College.
Minor holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and a PhD in public policy and administration from Walden University. His dissertation topic is Citizen Participation: A Case Study of New Jersey’s 2008 Toll Policy Initiative.