Laurence Bray, PhD

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Titles and Organizations

Laurence Bray, PhD

Senior Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Associate Director in the Department of Bioengineering

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Office: 3602 Merten Hall
Mail Stop: 3A2

Phone: (703) 993-6961


Dr. Laurence Bray is the Senior Associate Provost for Graduate Education and leader of the Graduate Division at George Mason University. Dr. Bray serves as Chair of the Graduate Council and 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 PhD in biomedical and electrical engineering. She graduated with her MS and BS in bioengineering and biological sciences, respectively, from Clemson University. 



PhD, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada 
MS, Bioengineering, Clemson University 
BS, Biological Sciences, Clemson University