Michael Bray, M.A., Ed.S.

Michael Bray, M.A., Ed.S.

Associate Director for Dissemination and Technology


Michael Bray, M.A., Ed.S.


  • Northern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, December, 1999
  • Wayne State University, Master of Arts, May, 2004, Developmental Psychology
  • Wayne State University, Education Specialist (Ed.S.), August, 2016, Instructional Technology & Design


I am a researcher, data analyst, and instructional specialist that has worked in higher education for my entire 13-year career. My primary area of interest lies in enhancing access to, and success in, higher education for students with disabilities and diverse adult learners. I regularly utilize the concepts and tools of Universal Design for Learning and Instruction as a means for creating accessible, effective learning environments. As a data analyst, I routinely implement data-driven methods of instructional design to guide practice. I believe that all individuals are capable of succeeding in higher education. With the appropriate supports and tools, students with and without disabilities can share the classroom and create inclusive learning environments.

Professional Memberships & Honors

  • 2017-Present: Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Project Advisory Committee (2-year term)
  • 2012-2015: Wayne County Turn Around Project Board
  • 2011-2015: Frontline Initiative Editorial Board
  • 2008-2010: Association for Psychological Science
  • 2005-2008: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 2004-2006: American Psychological Society
  • 2003-2015: National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals, State Contact