Charles M. "Mel" Gray portrait

Charles M. "Mel" Gray

Senior Fellow
Office
TMH 331H
Phone
(651) 962-4301

During his more than 40-year affiliation with UST, Mel has worn many hats, including Director of Faculty Development, multiple positions in the Center for Nonprofit Management, and Professor of Economics and of Business Economics. His other current title is Professor Emeritus. He is delighted to be able to continue his commitment to social justice research and teaching through the Center for the Common Good.

Mel has held visiting or adjunct appointments at Washington University, Macalester College, Central Michigan University, the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina, British Columbia, and Oslo, and the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business and Eastman School of Music. Prior to joining St. Thomas, he was an instructor at Transylvania University, research economist at two different Federal Reserve Banks, co-CEO of a nonprofit community development agency, and staff economist for a Minnesota state agency.

He is coauthor of The Economics of Art and Culture (3rd ed. forthcoming), editor and author of The Costs of Crime, and author of Turning On and Tuning In: Media Participation in the Arts, in addition to his numerous articles, book chapters, and cases. He is editor emeritus of Nonprofit Management and Leadership and is working on a book-length manuscript with the working title, Creating Social Value: Theory, Identification, and Measurement.

He is an active member of the American Economic Association and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and he is past president of the Association for Cultural Economics, International.

Mel’s areas of applied expertise include program planning and evaluation, strategic planning, organizational architecture and governance, and nonprofit pricing.

Gray holds a B.A. from Hendrix College and an A.M. and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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