Grayson is responsible for maintaining the UNC School of Education’s websites and producing digital content for its marketing and communications efforts. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism where he teaches a course on Media Design (MEJO482).

Before joining the University, Mendenhall worked as a graphic artist and visual journalist at newspapers in Colorado and North Carolina.

As a lecturer at UNC, Grayson has taught courses on news writing and graphic design. He has also taught courses on graphic design and animation for the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute and the Chuck Stone Program.

As a Roy H. Park graduate fellow at Hussman, Grayson helped produce the award-winning interactive documentary projects “Enslaved in America” and “Whole Hog.” His non-traditional thesis, “10,000 A Day,” was an interactive presentation that explored the effects of the increasing proportion of senior citizens within the U.S. population.


  • B.S. 2003 — Appalachian State University, Journalism
  • M.A. 2015 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mass Communication