- Director, International Programs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Lecturer, Global Policy Area, Humphrey School
- Director, International Fellows and Scholars Program
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Sherry Gray directs the Humphrey School's international projects, including the International Fellows and Scholars Program (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/ifp/). Since 2008, other major projects have included establishing the GPA capstone course, helping establish the Master of Development Practice degree program (MDP http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/mdp/) and creating and editing the Humphrey School's global affairs news site, Global Notes (http://globalnotes.hhh.umn.edu/).
Gray previously served as a program consultant to the Ford Foundation (Vietnam), Executive Director of WIIS (Women in International Security), Program Officer at the Stanley Foundation (projects with China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Vietnam), and Executive Director of the Program for International Studies based at the National Academy of Science (projects with China, Mongolia, and Vietnam). She has taught international and comparative politics at Providence and Macalester colleges and at the universities of Louisville, Minnesota, Wisconsin--River Falls and Port Harcourt (Nigeria).
Inspired by members of her family living with disabilities (sister, uncle, cousins), Dr. Gray has been an advocate for disability issues and has volunteered for a number of Minnesota-based organizations, served on a state review commission and written publicly about her family.
Gray has a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She studied Chinese at Liaoning University and the University of Kansas.