David Bray

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Brown University (1983)

Office: Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 347

Phone: 305-348-6236

Email: brayd@fiu.edu

Areas of Expertise: Ecosystem Management, Climate Change, Environmental Studies


David Barton Bray is currently a Professor in the Earth and Environment Department at Florida International University and Director of the Institute for Sustainability Science in the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU. He carries out research on community forest management in Mexico and Central America and pursues interests in natural resource and ecosystem management in Latin America and globally. He was Chair and Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at FIU from 1997-2002. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1983 in Anthropology and also has a master's degree in Anthropology from Brown and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri. From 1983-1986 he was Assistant Director and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. From 1986-1997 he was Foundation Representative with the Inter-American Foundation, a U.S. government foreign assistance agency, in Arlington, VA. With the IAF he worked in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay 1986-1989 and in Mexico from 1989-1997. From 1992-1998 he was a member of the Tropical Ecosystems Directorate of the US Man and the Biosphere Program. In 1997 he left the IAF to take up the position at FIU.

Courses Taught

ISS 6926: Capstone Project