Jay began his work in OSU's office of Institutional Research and Planning in May of 2009. He coordinates reviews of academic departments with the Office of Academic Affairs and the colleges. He also works with a team to implement a data governance program for the university. Jay was the project manager for the semester conversion from 2009 to 2012.
Prior to joining OSU, Jay was the Director of the Higher Education Information System (HEI) at the Ohio Board of Regents, where he led a team of programmers, analysts and auditors to collect, verify and analyze data about the collegiate enterprise. Jay began his career at the Board of Regents as a Graduate Research Analyst through OSU's Higher Education and Student Affairs program. After completing his masters degree, Jay was brought on full-time with the Regents as a business analyst to design and implement the enrollment and academic program portions of the HEI System. Jay was also the state residency officer from 1998 to 2008, helping residency officers and students interpret the laws governing who qualifies for in-state tuition.
Jay holds a B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.