Denis Gray is an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where his research focuses on science and technology policy issues, particularly the outcomes and implications of cooperative research. For the past two decades, Dr. Gray 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 (I/UCRC). He 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 (co-editor); Innovation U.: New university roles in a knowledge economy (co-author); Managing the industry/university cooperative research center (senior editor) and Technological innovation: Strategies for a new partnership (senior editor). A native of New York City (and former taxi cab driver), Dr. Gray received his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College, and Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Ecological/Community Psychology from Michigan State University.