Graham L. Pierce

Graham L. Pierce

Outreach Coordinator, University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, Center for Community and Economic Development


Graham L. Pierce

Graham is the Assistant Director of MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC), where he supervises and conducts WCAG 2.0 evaluations, advises on accessibility policy, and works on grant-funded research. Graham has conducted extensive research into making voting in elections more accessible to people with disabilities, and currently sits on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Voting Systems Human Factors Working Group and the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections Accessible Voting Systems Working Group. MSU UARC is located in the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement (UOE).

Graham is also the Project Manager of the MSU State of the State Survey (SOSS), a phone survey of Michigan adults about current public policy issues that is run two to four times each year, at the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). He is responsible for all aspects of SOSS, including question design, programming survey instruments, managing survey samples, data weighting, and working with clients. IPPSR is located in the MSU College of Social Science.

Additionally, Graham is the Outreach Coordinator for the EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED). He is involved in all facets of the project, but is primarily responsible for managing the project's data collection, communications, and website. CCED is located within UOE.

Graham serves as the Vice Chair of the MSU Accommodating Technology Committee, is on the Steering Committee of the Power of We Consortium (a network of human services agencies, nonprofits, and organizations in the Lansing area), and is an active participant in many other university and community groups, including the MSU President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues and MSU Web Governance Committee.

Graham's curriculum vitae is available at