T. Ray Ruffin

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Professions
School of Health Sciences
Ph.D. Health Services

Dr. T. Ray Ruffin is one who strives for excellence in all professional endeavors. He valiantly served the nation for over two decades in the United States Navy where he amassed valuable leadership experience. Upon retirement, he transitioned to higher education where he uses his leadership skills to support students across all levels—undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate.
Dr. Ruffin’s educational background is unparalleled. His educational journey culminated in the acquisition of five distinct degrees---Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University; Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science in Human Resources, and Master of Health Administration from Chapman University; and an earned Doctorate of Business Administration with an Information Systems concentration from Argosy University. Dr. Ruffin also completed a Post Doctorate Certificate in Health Care Management and Leadership at Colorado Technical University.
Affiliate colleges and universities include: University of Phoenix since 2012 in the School of Advanced Studies, Currently serves the Research Center for Health Engineering Research 2017-2018 Research Fellow; Colorado Technical University since 2013 in the College of Business and Management; Grand Canyon University since 2017 in the College of Doctoral Studies; Ashford University since 2017 in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science; North Carolina Wesleyan College since 2017 in the Adult and Professional Studies Program; AT Still University since 2018 in the College of Graduate Health Studies; and American College of Education in the Leadership & Administration Department. Excelling in research with a strong national reputation, he has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has been invited to present research at several Tier One institutions. https://ssrn.com/author=2859022
Dr. Ruffin is not only exemplary in the academic community, but also exemplary in the community at large. One of his many philanthropic outlets includes sponsoring the Jack and Argavick Scarboro (grandparents) Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Ruffin began as a Faculty, Contributing Doctorate in Healthcare Administration (DHA) Doctoral Committee for The School of Health Sciences at Walden University in April 2018. He mentors doctoral learners through the doctoral process.


DBA, Argosy University

MHA, Chapman University

MS, Chapman University

MA, Chapman University

Public Service

Dr. T. Ray Ruffin Scholarship Foundation, President -

Jack and Argavick Scarboro (grandparents) Memorial Scholarship, Other -

Awards / Honors

Excellence in Publishing Awards (6), University of Phoenix , 2018

Honorarium Awards (13), University of Phoenix , 2018

Adjunct Faculty Funding Awards (10), Colorado Technical University, 2018


Ruffin, T. (2018). Strategies for Healthcare Organizations in Succession Planning.

Ruffin, T., Hawkins, D. P. (2018). Trends in Health Care Information Technology and Informatics. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition

Ruffin, T., Hawkins, D. P., Lee, D. I. (2018). Increasing Student Engagement and Participation Through Course Methodology. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition

Ruffin, T., Boice, W. L. (2017). Leader Development in an Unpredictable World: Transferable Skills and Organizational Development. http://services.igi-global.com/resolvedoi/resolve.aspx?doi=10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9.ch024

Ruffin, T., Hawkins, J. M., Lee, D. I. (2017). Organizational Leadership and Health Care Reform. Public Health and Welfare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications


Ruffin, T. (2017). Improvements for Augmenting Rural Health Care Access and Outcomes through TeleConsulting and Health Information Exchanges (HIE). University of Alabama