Denis O. Gray is Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, Applied Social and Community Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. Dr. Gray’s research focuses on science and technology policy issues, particularly the outcomes and implications of cooperative research centers. For the past twenty-five years he has led a unique, multi-faceted ‘improvement-focused’ evaluation of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) longest-running cooperative research center program, the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC). See project website (www.ncsu.edu/iucrc) He has provided evaluation consultation for cooperative research projects in Mexico, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, Japan and Spain. Dr. Gray has published extensively on academic science and cooperative research. His books include: Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: Government Policies, Industry Strategies and Organizational Dynamics. Springer Publishing (Business & Economics Group) (co-editor)(forthcoming); Innovation U.: New university roles in a knowledge economy (co-author); Managing the industry/university cooperative research center (Battelle Press) and Technological innovation: Strategies for a new partnership (Elsevier) (senior editor). He has worked as an evaluation-based advisor to over twenty cooperative research centers. A native of New York City (and former taxi cab driver), Dr. Gray received his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Ecological/Community Psychology from Michigan State University.
Direct national research project on NSF’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
Specific recent projects under the IUCRC program
Area(s) of Expertise
Innovation process including both social/organizational and technological innovation. Particular interest in partnerships between universities and outside stakeholders.