Dr Joshua Gray, PhD

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Dr. Gray is Professor of Chemical and Environmental Sciences at the United States Coast Guard Academy, a federal military academy that offers Baccalaureate degrees to cadets who are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Coast Guard upon graduation.  Since becoming a faculty member in 2008, he has been continuously involved in education-focused SOT activities, leading the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee in 2014-2015 and serving on its successor, the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee.  His efforts led to recording of the Eminent Toxicologist Lecture Series and most recently he chaired the Learning Objectives Work Group to create the Undergraduate Toxicology Learning Framework that enables faculty members to adopt an evidence-based tool aligned with national life science efforts of other scientific societies published at  He is particularly focused on inclusive teaching strategies that recruit and retain those under-represented in science and has volunteered with the Center for Diversity Initiatives programs since 2008.  Within the Northeast Regional Chapter (NESOT), he co-led the creation of an undergraduate-focused session that inspired a regional chapter grant program to foster undergraduate-focused sessions at other regional meetings. He was recognized for his contributions to undergraduate education in 2018 with SOT’s Undergraduate Educator Award.

In 2020 he was elected Councilor for NESOT, where he helped implement an online-only program with breakout session for undergraduates at a virtual regional meeting in December.  In 2021, he was elected as co-Chair of the SOT Awards Committee for a two year term, and he will serve as Vice-President of NESOT in 2022.  

Dr. Gray's research interests include chemical and biological weapons, reactive oxygen stress in the C. elegans model system, and the use of microbial biocides for preservation of petroleum and biofuels.  
Member Since 2001