Dr. Trey Brown joined the Environmental Science Department as a lecturer in 2014. Dr. Brown has undergraduate degrees in music theory from the University of Notre Dame and biology from Christian Brothers University and earned his Ph.D. from Clemson University in the field of environmental toxicology. As part of his graduate program, Dr. Brown worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a Coastal Resource Coordinator for EPA Region 4, tasked with the protection of NOAA trust resources in the remediation of Superfund sites. His graduate research was supported through a fellowship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory investigating movement of mercury in marine systems.
After working as an environmental consultant on the West Coast after graduation, Dr. Brown continued his career in academia through teaching, mentoring students and conducting research at Christian Brothers University and then at Richmond International University while a postdoctoral associate at Southbank University in the UK. After returning to the United States and spending a short time as a faculty member at Xavier University of Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina finally led Dr. Brown and his family to Texas where he became an assistant professor at Texas Tech University. It was during this time that Dr. Brown built and established his consulting work that supports research and discovery into the causes of childhood lead poisoning. Anywhere from 2 – 8 undergraduate research assistants work with Dr. Brown each semester looking into Pb-related issues in a number of urban areas around the country.
Outside of his scientific endeavors, Dr. Brown has maintained his interest in music throughout his career, amassing a large collection of music and playing piano. Dr. Brown’s wife, Angela, is an attorney with Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. in Dallas TX. Angela has enjoyed supporting some of Dr. Brown's law school bound students through visits to her firm over the past few years. Dr. Brown and Angela both spend much of their free time supporting their two sons, Declan (6) and Oliver (14) in the Dallas Stars Youth Hockey program.