Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BA, 2002, Trinity International University; M.Div., 2007, Morehouse School of Religion; STM., 2008, Boston University; Ph.D., 2014, Vanderbilt University; JD, 2017, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Room 521 | Phone: 501-916-5514 | Email
Assistant: Jennifer Maxwell | Room 524 | Phone: 501-916-5440 | Email
Dr. Gray joins Bowen as a visiting assistant professor of law. He teaches Research, Writing, and Analysis I & II. His scholarship focuses on environmental law, food law, and cannabis law and policy. He is particularly interested in legislation that would redress the harms caused to communities impacted by cannabis prohibition and policies that promote equity in the emerging cannabis industry.
Prior to joining the Bowen faculty, Dr. Gray was a research associate at The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and taught Professional Responsibility at NYU Stern School of Business. He also spent two years in practice at Richman Law Group, where he assisted in litigation against corporations within the areas of environmental law and food law.
Dr. Gray is licensed to practice in New York and splits his time between Little Rock, AR and Harlem, NY. He is also an avid traveler and has visited over 80 countries; in his free time, he enjoys wine tasting and drone photography.
Publications and Papers
“African American Religious Naturalism in the novel Sula by Toni Morrison.” in Bloomsbury Religion in North America, (Bloomsbury Publishers, 2021.)
“Staring at the Sun: Tragedy, Trauma, and Ecological Harmony.” in Dialog: A Journal of Theology, (Wiley Online Library, 2020).
“Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation of Wind Turbine Farms.” Contemporary Aesthetics 10 (2012).
“Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation of Wind Turbine Farms,” in Environmental Aesthetics, eds. Martin Drenthen and Jozef Keulartz (Fordham Press, 2014).
“Eco-protest Music and the U.S. Environmental Movement,” in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism, eds. Lindsay Michie and Eunice Rojas (Praegar Publishers, 2013)
“Consider This,” in Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation, ed. Lyndsay Moseley (Sierra Club Books, 2008)