Grey L. Pierce

Grey L. Pierce

Pronouns: They/them/their

Assistant Director, Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting
Project Manager, State of the State Survey, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
Outreach Coordinator, University Center for Regional Economic Innovation, Center for Community and Economic Development


Grey L. Pierce

Grey (née Graham) is the Assistant Director of MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC), where they supervise and conduct WCAG 2.0 evaluations, advise on accessibility policy, and work on grant-funded research. Grey 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).

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

Grey 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.

Grey's curriculum vitae is available at