Tyson-Lord Gray, J.D., Ph.D.

Tyson-Lord Gray holds a BA from Trinity International University, a MDiv from Morehouse School of Religion and the Interdenominational Theological Center, a STM from Boston University, a PhD from Vanderbilt University, and a JD, with a certificate in Environmental Law, from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. His research lies at the intersections of Environmental Ethics, Critical Race Theory, and Public Policy and he is specifically interested in the influence of society and culture on environmental history and policy.

He is a founding member and president of Green Community Vision Inc., a non-profit organization aimed at increasing environmental consciousness and environmental activism within minority communities and has worked with the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, West Harlem Environmental Action, Harlem Grown, Green the Church, and numerous organizations on environmental advocacy. A frequent speaker and panelist, Dr. Gray has presented research at Harvard, Yale, Wake Forest, NYU, and Vermont Law School as well as at academic conferences in Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. 

He was a 2009 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Fellow, the 2011 Graduate Scholar for the International Conference on Climate Change, the 2015 New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Fellow, the 2016 Inaugural Pace-NRDC Food Law Extern, and a 2017 New York State Pro Bono Scholar. He also served as the 2011 Visiting Professor of Ethics at Seoul Christian University in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to joining Baylor, Dr. Gray was a Faculty Fellow in Environmental Studies at NYU and worked at Richman Law Group, where he focused on holding industries accountable to environmental regulations and protecting consumers from “green washing” via false advertising and deceptive food labeling. He has held previous positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, NRG Energy, the Legal Aid Society, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

Dr. Gray is currently a Research Associate with The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Stern Business School. He is also a Board Member at Mercy For Animals, a member of the New York State Bar, and a minister with the National Baptist Convention. He has also traveled to over 80 countries and in his free time  enjoys wine tasting and drone photography.

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