Laurence Bray, Ph.D.

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Titles and Organizations

Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Office of the Provost
Associate Director in the Department of the Bioengineering

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-2218

Campus Address: Merten Hall, Office 3602, 3A2


Dr. Laurence Bray is the Associate Provost for Graduate Education at George Mason University and serve as Chair of the Graduate Council. Dr. Bray provides overall leadership for the University's portfolio of graduate activities. Prior to her role, she oversaw a wide range of departmental, school and university-wide educational and research activities as a faculty member and administrator in the Department of Bioengineering.

Dr. Bray is a mentor, a teacher, and a researcher with significant administrative experience. As the 2017 Mentorship Excellence Award winner and the 2018 Teacher of Distinction Recognition recipient, Dr. Bray has been dedicated to student success inside and outside the classroom. In addition, she has received the 2017 Innovative Spirit Award demonstrating her work around innovation and new initiatives. Dr. Bray has also published widely and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to the basic fundamentals of neuroscience using experimental, computational and behavioral approaches.

Prior to joining Mason, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Brain Laboratory at the University of Nevada, where she earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. She graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Bioengineering and Biological Sciences, respectively from Clemson University.