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