Gray Pedersen
Academic Dean (Emeritus)
Comparative Government
MA, Wesleyan University
BA, Reed College

Gray Pedersen joined SEGL after a distinguished career at The Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, where he served in many roles, including fifteen years as History Department Chair and over a decade as college counselor. A graduate of Reed College and Wesleyan University, he has taken a leadership role nationally with the College Board AP program. His work with the College Board includes serving on the AP Government and Politics Test Development Committee, and as national Exam Leader for the AP Government and Politics examination. He also has extensive experience training other educators to teach AP courses. Among many teaching awards, he was the recipient of a William Robertson Coe Fellowship at Stanford University in 1980, and was named a Most Influential Teacher by the Presidential Scholars Program in 2005.

Upon his official retirement, the faculty and greater SEGL community honored Gray by naming its professional development fund after him.  The Gray Pedersen Fund for Teaching Excellence allows SEGL teachers to grow through providing professional development opportunities.