Dr. Tyson-Lord Gray holds a B.A. from Trinity International University, a M.Div. from Morehouse School of Religion, a S.T.M. from Boston University, a J.D. from Pace University School of Law, and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
A frequent speaker and panelist, Dr. Gray has lectured in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe. He has also worked with the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, West Harlem Environmental Action, Harlem Grown, the Environmental Protection Agency, and a variety of other organizations on environmental advocacy. His research specifically addresses issues of global warming and climate change, the impacts of globalization and neo-liberalism on indigenous populations, the exploitation of nature and natural resources, and the role of religion in environmental consciousness.
Dr. Gray has taught courses as Emmanuel College and Seoul Christian University. He was also 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 Spring 2017 Pro Bono Scholar at The Legal Aid Society.
He has published several articles, namely: “Consider This,” in Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation, where he urges religious communities to respond to the ethical and moral implications of climate change and global warming; “Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation of Wind Farms,” in the online journal Contemporary Aesthetics, where he critiques the aesthetics of Immanuel Kant and John Dewey in the pursuit of a positive aesthetic valuation of wind turbines; and “Eco-protest Music and the U.S. Environmental Movement,” in Sounds of Resistance, where he discusses the role of music as a catalyst for multicultural activism during the Environmental Movement in the 70’s.
Dr. Gray is a resident of Harlem, New York and frequently travels to speak at schools, churches, and conferences concerning the social and ethical obligation of environmental stewardship. He is Executive Director of Green Community Vision Inc., an organization aimed at increasing environmental consciousness and environmental activism within minority communities. He is also an adjunct faculty member at NYU and Pace University and recently passed the New York State Bar. In April 2017, Dr. Gray declared his candidacy for New York City Council District 9.