Between 2001 and 2010, Roy Wilson published conference and peer-reviewed journal papers related to simulation, small groups, and education. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of The Society for Modeling & Simulation International Newsletter. He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
From 2001 through 2006, Roy Wilson worked on several projects (one funded by the National Science Foundation) at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2005, the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program (in the School of Education) at the University of Pittsburgh awarded him the Ph.D. degree. In addition, he earned a Ph.D. minor in Quantitative Research Methodology. In the 1990s, he taught several courses in the history of computing at Carnegie Mellon University while earning a Master's degree in History and Policy. In the 1980s, Roy earned a Master's degree in Humanities from the University of Colorado and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Denver University (Colorado). After a period as a consultant to several small insurance businesses, he worked an applied mathematician on several national intelligence programs that required employees to hold an (above) Top Secret security clearance. In the 1970s, he earned a Master's degree in mathematics from Denver University and a Bachelor's degree (majoring in both mathematics and philosophy, with a near major in history) from Metropolitan State College (now Metropolitan State University) of Denver, Colorado.