Department of Environmental Science
PhD Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin BS Zoology from the University of Michigan
Michael Brody is an environmental scientist who had a long career in the Federal Government before coming to American University as an Adjunct Professor. He started his career in wetlands research and modeling with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He then had 20+ years of progressive scientific leadership with the US Environmental Protection Agency. He carried out numerous projects in environmental policy & risk assessment, climate change, technology outlooks & impacts, strategic planning and international environmental capacity building. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Kazakh National Medical University and also at the Kazakh National Agrarian University, both in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He also has taught environmental science with a focus on English communication skills to young Russian researchers through programs of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. His international scientific experience with the EPA took him to 17 countries, with a focus on the former Soviet Union, especially Russia and Ukraine, & Africa. He partnered with the World Bank, USAID, State Department, OECD, UNEP, NACEC, and governments in Africa and Eastern Europe and Indonesia. Before coming to AU he was the EPA lead for the Technology Market Summit, a cooperative effort of the EPA and American University to better mobilize private capital in support of the environment. He has consulted with the Environmental Defense Fund, the World Bank, and worked for Abt Associates. He was recently a coordinating lead author on UNEP's North American Global Environmental Outlook 6. He was just awarded a Fulbright Scholarship will be teaching environmental science at the National University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, during the Fall Semester of 2017. In July 2017 he was a visiting Professor for a field program of the Department of Geography, Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.