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Tyson-Lord Gray

Tyson-Lord Gray

Joined Stern 2020

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 is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Business & Society Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research is at the intersections of environmental ethics, critical race theory, and public policy. Before joining the NYU Stern faculty, Professor Gray was a Faculty Fellow in the Environmental Studies Department at NYU College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to his academic work, Prof. Gray is also a member of the New York State Bar 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.

Professor Gray earned his BA from Trinity International University, a MDiv from Morehouse School of Religion, a STM from Boston University, a PhD from Vanderbilt University, and a JD from Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Law
  • Cannabis Law and Policy
  • Critical Race Theory

Courses Taught

  • Animals and Public Policy
  • Environmental Activism: From the Local to the Global
  • History of American Environmental Policy
  • Professional Responsibility & Leadership
  • Professional Responsibility for MBAs
  • The Emerging Cannabis Industry

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

Tyson-Lord Gray (2020)
Staring at the Sun: Tragedy, Trauma, and Ecological Harmony

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

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