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Tyson-Lord Gray

Tyson-Lord Gray

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-194
New York, NY 10012

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Tyson-Lord Gray’s research is at the intersections of environmental ethics, critical race theory, and public policy. He is specifically interested in the influence of religion and culture on environmental history and policy. His current book project highlights the role of black cultural aesthetic in the U.S. Environmental Movement and argues for an environmental ethic that accounts for the impact of environmental racism.

In addition to his academic work, Tyson is also an attorney and practices in the areas of Environmental Law and Civil Rights. His primary legal work centers around holding industries accountable to environmental regulations and protecting consumers from “green washing” via false advertising and deceptive labeling. He has held previous legal positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, NRG Energy, the Legal Aid Society, Richman Law Group, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

Research Interests

  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental law
  • American philosophy
  • Critical race theory
  • Religion

Courses Taught

  • Animals and Public Policy
  • Environmental Activism: From the Local to the Global
  • History of American Environmental Policy
  • Professional Responsibility & Leadership

Academic Background

J.D., Environmental Law, 2017
Pace Law School

Ph.D., Environmental Ethics, 2014
Vanderbilt University

S.T.M., Philosophical Ethics, 2008
Boston University

M.Div., Systematic Theology, 2007
Morehouse School of Religion

B.A., Religion, 2002
Trinity International University

Selected Publications

"Environmental Aesthetics," Contributed chapter (2014)
Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation for Wind Turbine Farms
(eds.) Jozef Keulartz & Martin Drenthen, Fordham Press

"Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism," Contributed chapter (2013)
Eco-Protest Music in the U.S. Environmental Movement
(eds.) Eunice Rojas & Lindsay Michie Eades, Praegar Publishers

Tyson-Lord J. Gray (2012)
“Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation of Wind Turbine Farms.”

Consider This (2008)
Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation
ed. Lyndsay Moseley, Sierra Club Books