Dr. Joey Bray, associate professor and director of poultry science at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, was recently named Chair of SFA's Department of Agriculture.
Bray, who received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in agriculture from SFA, joined the faculty as assistant professor and director of poultry science in 2009. Since that time, Bray has maintained responsibility of all poultry related research conducted at SFA. Research emphases include, but are not limited to, poultry management practices, disease management, nutritional feed additives and litter amendments.
“I am very excited to be afforded this opportunity to serve the Department of Agriculture, the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, and Stephen F. Austin State University,” Bray said. “I appreciate the support I have received from the administration, faculty and staff with this new position.”
As chair, Bray will serve as the lead administrator for the Department of Agriculture, advocating for the needs of the faculty, staff and students. This includes developing and implementing policies, cultivating favorable learning and work environments, and demonstrating a commitment towards teaching, research and service.
Bray will continue to teach poultry science courses and conduct applied research to improve poultry production, health and animal welfare.
“Our department is going through some changes, and I feel blessed to be leading the department during these times,” he said. “I am extremely honored to lead the Department of Agriculture into the future.”