Kenneth Gray, M.P.S.

Kenneth Gray Headshot
Senior Lecturer

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Education

M.P.S., University of Connecticut

M.A., Columbia University

B.S., Jacksonville University

About Kenneth

Mr. Gray is a retired FBI Special Agent, retiring with 24 years of service. Prior to his service with the FBI, Mr. Gray was a Naval Officer in the Surface Warfare community, U.S. Navy. During his FBI career, Mr. Gray conducted investigations in Foreign Counter-Intelligence matters, Counterterrorism, Computer Intrusions, Infra Structure Protection, Counter Proliferation, and Surveillance. In 1999, Mr. Gray initiated the Connecticut InfraGard Chapter, which is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector, sharing threat information and best practices. In 2001, Mr. Gray initiated the Connecticut Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) which is a joint agency task force, involving federal, state, and local law enforcement, to address the terror threat. From 1990 to 2001, Mr Gray was a member of the New Haven FBI SWAT team, and then became a crisis management coordinator for the New Haven Division of the FBI.

Mr. Gray is a member of ASIS International, and obtained his certified protection professional (CPP) certification in 2012.

Mr. Gray is a member of ASIS International, InfraGard, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the Society of Retired Special Agents of the FBI.

Mr. Gray is a Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. His academic research interests include detection of deception, interviews and interrogations, crisis management, intelligence and terrorism.

Research Interests

Detection of Deception, Interviews and Interrogations, Crisis Management, Intelligence and Terrorism

Courses Taught
  • CJST 2201 Principles of Investigation
  • CJST 4400 Problems in Criminal Justice Seminar
  • CJST 4420 Advanced Investigative Techniques
  • FOR 633 Advanced Investigations II

News and In the Media

In the Media

Court TV: Photos from Scene of John O’Keefe’s Death

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, discusses the death of an officer found in a driveway and additional evidence discovered days after as a snowstorm may have covered pieces of evidence during the initial investigation.

In the Media

Lead Stories: Fact Check: NO Trump Assassination Authority Granted By Use-Of-Force Language In FBI Mar-A-Lago Raid Plan -- Self-Defense Language Is Boilerplate

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, comments on a claim by Rudy Giuliani on X that the FBI was 'authorized to assassinate the 45th president' during an August 8, 2022, raid on Mar-A-Lago. Gray said, 'The idea that the FBI was directed or approved to assassinate the President is ludicrous and wrong.'

In the Media

LiveNOW from Fox: Blinken meets with Israeli leadership

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of homeland security and criminal justice, discusses Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Israel to urge officials there to accept a cease-fire agreement from the Palestinian militant group Hamas to enable the release of some of the Israeli hostages.

In the Media

Fox 2 News Detroit: The Interview

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of homeland security and criminal justice, discusses the latest in an attack by Iran, launching missiles and drones at Israel, that the United States and the United Kingdom, along with the Iron Dome, destroyed before striking Israel.

In the Media

LiveNOW from Fox: FISA explained: What is it?

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of homeland security and criminal justice, discusses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA, which collects electronic data on intelligence activities or terrorist groups for the National Security Agency to support foreign intelligence or counterintelligence activities.

In the Media

News 8 WTNH: University of New Haven holds disaster drill

The University of New Haven's annual mass casualty incident drill, a platform for students majoring in criminal justice, forensic science, homeland security, fire science, emergency management, and cybersecurity, among other programs, to gain firsthand experience in disaster response, showcased the broad scope of the University's programs, attracting a diverse range of participants.

In the Media

Fox News Detroit: The Interview

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of homeland security and criminal justice, discusses the southern border and the lack of support from the federal government to keep illegal crossings down. Those attempting to cross the border include members of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

In the Media

Scripps News: Police Searching for 11-year-old Texas Girl

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, discusses the search for a missing 11-year-old girl whose father was sharing an apartment with a person of interest in this case, as the roommate was arrested previously for indecency with a child.

In the Media

The Hill: Is Hamas buying time with hostage releases?

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of homeland security, criminal justice, and emergency management, comments on the release of hostages by Hamas in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. The pause in fighting may give Hamas time to realign their forces.

In the Media

Stamford Advocate: After CT State Police leadership shakeup, legislative changes could follow

Michael Lawlor and Kenneth Gray comment on the decision by Governor Ned Lamont to replace the commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection with Ronell Higgins ’06. Lawlor i s an associate professor of criminal justice. Gray is a senior lecturer of criminal justice, emergency management, and homeland security. Higgins is a practitioner in residence of criminal justice.

In the Media

LiveNOW from Fox: PA Killer Inmate Captured

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice, homeland security, and emergency management, discusses how state and local police captured an escaped prisoner from the Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania using multiple agencies and technology.

In the Media

NBC Connecticut: Ghost Guns Crackdown

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, discusses the rising number of ghost guns, though it is not the biggest threat of firearms for illegal activity.

In the Media

LiveNOW from Fox: Ex FBI special agent on Jack Teixeira

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, discusses the classified documents that a low-level National Guardsman leaked on a gaming server and the ramifications to security, including the release of highly confidential technical strategy about the war in Ukraine.

In the Media

NBC Connecticut: the University of New Haven Professor Discusses Video to be Released in Tyre Nichols Death

Kenneth Gray, a senior lecturer in criminal justice and homeland security, discusses the murder charges against five Memphis police officers in the death of Tyre Nichols. Gray emphasized the importance of providing police with de-escalation training, such as through a program developed by University of New Haven's Center for Advanced Policing, which received a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice to provide de-escalation training to police departments across the Northeast. This is part two of his two-part interview.

In the Media

PHL17: In Focus

Kenneth Gray, senior lecturer of criminal justice and homeland security, talks about the rise in the number of crimes that use ghost guns that are untraceable.

In the Media

Eyewitness News 3: Pharmacy Heist

Kenneth Gray, lecturer of criminal justice, homeland security, and investigative services, comments on a recent theft of drugs from a local pharmacy in broad daylight.

In the Media

Fox61: Jennifer Dulos Disappearance

Kenneth Gray, senior lecturer of criminal justice, homeland security, and investigative services, talks about the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, a New Canaan mother of five, who has been missing for three years, in this special investigative report.

In the Media

News Nation: The Donlon Report

Kenneth Gray, senior lecturer of criminal justice, talks about the latest developments in the Gabby Petito case and the manhunt for Brian Laundrie by the FBI and local law enforcement.

In the Media

Court TV: Crime Time

Kenneth Gray, senior lecturer of criminal justice, talks about various criminal scenarios and analyzing the outcomes.

In the Media

NBC CT: Jennifer Dulos Investigation

Kenneth Gray, lecturer at the University of New Haven, provides insight as a former FBI agent on the ongoing search for Jennifer Dulos, says that information from the public could be the key to solving this case.