Grey L. Pierce

Grey L. Pierce

Pronouns: they/them

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 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's work is primarily focused on the accessibility of digital materials (websites, apps, documents, etc.), but they also evaluate and advise on the accessibility of physical hardware, objects, and spaces. Their work at UARC is conducted in partnership with university, government, and corporate clients. Grey has also 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 (NIST) 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). CCED is located within UOE.

Grey serves as the Acting Chair of the MSU Accommodating Technology Committee (ATC) and the Vice Chair of the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Subcommittee of the MSU President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (PACDI), is on the Steering Committee of the Power of We Consortium (a network of human services agencies, nonprofits, and organizations in the Lansing area), works with Queering Medicine and the Capital Area Sexual Assault Response Team, and is an active participant in many other university and community groups. Grey is involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts both at MSU and off-campus, with a primary focus on queer and trans issues, gender issues, and issues related to people with disabilities, and is also involved in efforts to reform sexual assault policies and improve outcomes for survivors.

Grey's curriculum vitae is available at

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