Gay Albright serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs for the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, overseeing recruitment, advising, Business Career Services, the Professional EDGE program, Business Administration courses, on-line course initiatives, and assessment. As Director of Global Initiatives, she also provides leadership for 10 study abroad programs, the MU International Trade Center, and academic programs in collaboration with international universities. As a co-founder of the MU International Trade Center, Gay represented the MU International Trade Center when it received the US Presidential E-Award in 2016 for Excellence in Exporting Services.
Gay is a member of the Trulaske Management Department Faculty and has been teaching undergraduate classes at the University of Missouri full-time since 2006, routinely teaching Managing across Cultures, Organizational Behavior, and International Business and developing students’ cultural competence to prepare them to work in international business. She also teaches the Society for Human Resources certification exam preparation course, and her students regularly out-perform the national average pass rate.
Gay’s research interests are in curriculum design for the professional development of undergraduate business students and human resources recruiting and selection systems (specifically, how recruiters perceive employment candidates). With this expertise, Gay provided five years of academic oversite for the College’s Professional Development Program (EDGE), the nation’s first required professional development program for undergraduate business students, and served as the Director of Business Development for the Missouri Training Institute at the University of Missouri from 2006-2012.
Prior to joining the Missouri Training Institute at the University of Missouri, Gay worked in industry for 15 years and obtained Human Resources Management experience working for companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, The Dial Corp, and Arch Coal. In that capacity, she managed all functional areas of HR while implementing organizational redesign and continuous improvement strategies. She continues to work with employers by consulting on strategic development processes, human resources systems, employee training and development programs, and executive coaching.
Gay holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, a master’s degree in Business Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cycling, and playing music.