Douglas W. Bray, PH.D.Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Development Dimensions International
Douglas Bray is Chairman Emeritus of Development Dimensions International, a position he has held since Bill Byham invited him to co-found the company in 1970.
Doug designed and directed the first management assessment center in 1956 soon after he was employed by AT&T as Director of Personnel Research. This center was the major tool in the monumental research into managerial careers known as the Management Progress Study. The assessment center was soon adopted as an operational method throughout the Bell System. He has been involved in assessment center activities ever since.
Doug also played a key role in the early application of behavior modeling training. In the early 1970s his group at AT&T oversaw the development of the Bell System's highly successful Supervisory Relations Training program.
Doug has held many important professional offices. Among others, he has been president of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association, and President of the Board of directors of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
His many awards include the Professional Practice Award of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Distinguished Contribution to Applied Psychology Award of the American Psychological Association, and the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology of the American Psychological Foundation.
Doug's Ph.D. in Psychology is from Yale University.