- Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of New Orleans
- M.A., Counseling, Xavier University
- B.A., Psychology, Ohio University
Neal D. Gray currently serves as program coordinator of the School Counseling program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Gray served as chair of the School of Counseling and Human Services at Lenoir-Rhyne from 2011-May 2022. He has been a faculty member at Lenoir-Rhyne since 2008.
Before coming to Lenoir-Rhyne, Gray spent six years at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Counselor Education. He has experience both in school and clinical mental health counseling. His research interests include professional identity development, counseling supervision and historical issues in counseling.
In 2015, Gray received the Lenoir-Rhyne Faculty Scholar Award, presented to the faculty member who has made the most significant contribution to their discipline during the academic year. Other awards received include the Kentucky School Counselor Educator of the Year (Kentucky Counseling Association, 2005), Outstanding Post-Secondary School Counselor (Kentucky School Counselor Association, 2003) and the Emerging Leader Award (Kentucky School Counselor Association, 2003). In addition, Gray received the Outstanding Research Award in 2001 presented by the American Association of State Counseling Licensure Boards.