Richard Ray of the Hope College faculty has been named editor-in-chief of "Athletic Therapy Today," a bimonthly journal for sports health care professionals.

          Published by Human Kinetics, "Athletic Therapy
  Today" is a professional journal that integrates the
  interests of athletic trainers and sports physical
  therapists.  The journal is designed to provide insights
  into professional practice issues, highlight sports health
  care techniques, share experience and present practical
  applications of current research.
          Ray will be responsible for coordinating all of
  the journal's editorial content.  His appointment begins
  with the January, 1999, edition of the journal, with his
  duties starting this summer.
          Ray is an athletic trainer and associate professor
  of kinesiology at Hope.  He also serves as the program
  director for the college's athletic training education
  program, a position he has held since coming to Hope in
          He has been involved in the profession of athletic
  training for 20 years.  He has served in elected and
  appointed positions at the state, regional and national
  levels in various athletic training professional
  organizations.  He has a wide range of research interests,
  and has received 12 grants to support his work.
          Ray serves as an associate editor and on the
  editorial board of the "Journal of Athletic Training," and
  was on the editorial board of "Athletic Therapy Today"
  before being named editor-in-chief.
          He is the author of two books, "Management
  Strategies in Athletic Training" and "Case Studies in
  Athletic Training Administration," and has two others
  forthcoming.  He has written more than 40 articles in
  scientific publications, and has presented papers at several
  professional conferences.