Dr. Gregson joined the University of Idaho in 2001. Before coming to the UI, he: (a) managed his own company, Earth Friendly Construction; (b) taught construction technology at the secondary and community/technical college level in Arkansas, (c) served as a Research Associate at Virginia Tech where he worked for the National Center for Research in Vocational-Technical Education; and (d) was an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Occupational and Adult Education at Oklahoma State University. He became Director and Professor for the Division of Adult, Counselor, and Technology Education in 2001 and then Chair for the Department of Adult, Career and Technology Education in 2005. After serving as the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) coordinator for the University from 2009-2011, he became the Associate Dean for the College of Education.
Dr. Gregson has published more than 40 nationally refereed publications, authored seven book chapters, made more than 80 national peer reviewed presentations, and served as Associate Editor for three national journals related to workforce development. He has received eight national honors from various professional organizations for his scholarship. He has been the Principal Investigator for over two million dollars of grants and contracts related to research, instruction, and service. Dr. Gregson has served as a consultant to the United States Agency for International Aid, Mongolian Gobi Economic Growth Initiative; the Brazilian Federal Technological Education Schools and Centers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, University of Tennessee.