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Tracy Gray, Ph.D.

American Institute for Research
Managing Director, Education

Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research directs the Center for STEM Education and Innovation.  In this capacity, she has directed three national  technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) — the National Center for Technology Innovation (www.NationalTechCenter.org), the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (www.cited.org), and the Center for Technology Implementation (www.PowerUpWHATWORKS.org). These Centers promote the development and implementation of evidence-based technology practices and tools to improve the educational achievement of struggling students. Dr. Gray is a nationally recognized expert in education and technology who has led numerous initiatives in the United States and abroad that examine the impact of technology on educational achievement. She has published and lectured widely on issues related to the effective implementation of technology, particularly for those with special needs. Prior to joining AIR, she led the philanthropic initiatives to integrate technology in after school programs as the VP for Youth Services at the Morino Institute. In the Clinton Administration, she served as the first deputy executive director and chief operating officer for the Corporation for National Service that launched AmeriCorps throughout the United States. Earlier, Dr. Gray served as the deputy director for the first American Red Cross AIDS Public Education program. She serves on numerous boards, including the Educational Advisory Committee for the National Park Service, Friendship Charter School, and the Stuart Center. She co-authored, Breakthrough Learning: Advancing Educational Innovation with Assistive Technology which focuses on innovations in teacher and learning published by Springer Publications in 2011.