Michael Brody

Michael Brody

Adjunct Professor

Contact
brody_m@auca.kg

Areas of Qualification
Committed educator and a subject matter expert in the environmental sciences, with specific
knowledge of environmental health, assessment and policy, environmental futures, climate
change, and international environmental capacity building
Employment History
Academia
• US Fulbright Program
• Fulbright Short Term Specialist to Tyumen State University, Russia, Summer 2019
• Fulbright Scholar to the National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent; September 2017 –
January 2018.
• Taught short courses on Climate Change, Pollution & Health
• Lectured at 8 regional universities across Uzbekistan
• Presented at International Workshop on Innovations in Marginal Water Resources
Use for Resilient Agriculture and Food Security, Tashkent
• Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Science, and Senior Research Fellow,
Center for Environmental Policy, American University, Washington, DC, 2012–present
(ongoing)
• Teach courses, Environmental Risk Assessment, & Climate Science and Risk
• Visiting Professor, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, 2019 & 2014
• Taught a 2-week course “Green Economy – Climate Change, Renewable Energy” to a
group of 15 students from 4 countries at KazNAU’s Winter International School.
• In 2014 taught 2-week intensive inter-disciplinary course on global environmental issues,
pollution and climate change to regular KazNAU students
• Visiting Professor, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Summer
2018
• Member of scientific organizing committee for Conservation Asia 2018, held at AUCA,
August 2018; (Asian chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology)
• Organized & presented at panel on Climate Change in Central Asia
• Developed curriculum for a future Master’s in Environmental Science
• Ongoing cooperation for research grants in the area of air pollution and health
• Review Editor, UN Environment Program, Global Environmental Outlook – GEO 6
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Geography, Belarus State University, Minsk, February
2018
• Visiting Professor, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Taught introduction to
climate science and environmental risk assessment in field program; July 2017.
• Visiting Professor, Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2011–2014
• Created curricula & taught short-term intensive courses on environmental risk assessment
• Scientific advisor for a graduate student
• Lectured to various classes on numerous environmental topics such as climate change
and health, nanotechnology and the environment
• Lectured at University conferences & workshops on topics such as air quality monitoring
and management, risk assessment of pesticide use, nanotechnology & the environment
• Guest lecturer and consultant in Uzbekistan on environmental issues, 2014-2016
• Meetings on environmental issues with Universities, National Academy of Sciences,
Uzbek Environmental Agencies, NGO
• Coordinating Lead Author (one of several) for UN Environment Programme GEO-6; 6th
Global Environmental Outlook, North American Region (2015-2016)
• Analyzed long-term environmental consequences from technology change, population
and economic growth
• Facilitator, Global Environmental Issues, Global Village, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA,
July 2015
• Led half-day session on global environmental issues for a group of international business
students at Lehigh for a leadership training program
• Professor/Trainer, CRDF Global, English for Specific Purposes, Petrozavodsk and
Archangelsk, Russia, 2013 (as part of team of trainers)
• Designed short course on environmental issues in Russia to help young researchers
improve their English communication and presentation skills for international
conferences and journals
• Used readings from newspapers and websites on Russian environmental issues to
facilitate case study, team-based exercises in English
• Assigned and evaluated seminar presentations
• Speaker, Climate Change & Sustainability, Public Diplomacy Program, US Department of
State, Indonesia, October 2013
• Gave presentations and led discussions at Universities, Government Agencies, NGOs and
a high school, during a 2-week period across Indonesia
Academic/Technical Conference and Workshop Participation:
• Invited Speaker, Water Resources Management in Central Asia, to be held at the American
University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 2019
• Member of Scientific Committee, Panel Organizer & Presenter, Conservation Asia 2018,
Society of Conservation Biology, Asia Chapter, August 2018, held at American University of
Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
• Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) 2018 (held at AU). Panel chair
and presenter - Innovative Curriculum in Environmental Sciences
• Clean Air Roundtable, International Clean Air Awareness Week, Lead technical presenter,
Bishkek, April 2018
• American Studies Symposium, International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, May 2018
• Keynote Presenter, International Visitors Leadership Program, April 2018, Washington DC
(IVLP tour organized by World Learning)
• Presenter, International Workshop on Innovations in Marginal Water Resources Use for
Resilient Agriculture and Food Security, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 2017
• Member organizing committee for AESS 2016 meeting held at AU; organized and moderated
panel on climate finance, speaker on environmental outlooks on a second panel
• Member of organizing committee, Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change,
Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 2015
• Presentation on status of climate change in Central Asia
• Moderator for panel, Food Security and Gender in Kazakhstan, annual meeting, Central
Eurasian Studies Society, November 2016, Princeton University
• Member of organizing committee for the conference at hosted by the AU Center for Israel
Studies, “Israel and Water Scarcity, Innovation and Cooperation” March 2014
Consulting
• Short Term Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC (periodic)
• Analysis of environmental degradation in the Lao PDR (2018-2019, ongoing)
• Analysis of air pollution effects in the Western Balkans & Poland (2018)
• Analysis of environmental degradation in Bolivia (2015 – 2016)
• Organized seminars on air quality monitoring & indoor air pollution
• Associate/Scientist, Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD, 2012–2017 (& formerly Stratus
Consulting)
• Environmental Defense Fund – supported an EPA funded Methane to Markets project in
Russia. 2012-2013
• Picarro, Inc. – marketing advanced sensor technologies to potential clients in Russia. 2012
• Consultant, Center for Ecological Innovation, Moscow, Russia, 2012
US Federal Government
• Senior Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC,
1989 - 2012
• Fishery Biologist, U.S. Department of the Interior/Minerals Management Service, Vienna,
VA, 1988–1989
• Biological Oceanographer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Slidell, LA, 1983–1988
• Texas A&M Sea Grant Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Washington, DC, 1982–1983
• Education
• University of Texas, PhD, Zoology/Ecology, 1980
• University of Michigan, BS, Zoology, 1972
Professional Experience
Dr. Brody has broad international scientific networking experience with a focus on the former
Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as
Africa. He has extensive public and private sector consulting experience, having partnered with
the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the State
Department, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the North American Commission for Environmental
Cooperation (NACEC), and Governments in Africa and Eastern Europe. He organized the
groundbreaking Technology Market Summit, a cooperative effort of the EPA and American
University to better mobilize private capital in support of the environment. Dr. Brody was an
invited speaker to the Environmental Defense Fund/EPA workshop on global methane and the
natural gas industry held in October 2012 in Moscow, Russia.
As a consultant for the Center for Ecological Innovation, Dr. Brody provided expert guidance on
a Russian sustainable forestry project for Russian environmental and forestry scientists,
economists, and journalists. He made presentations to media and youth forums on the climate
change situation in the United States with an emphasis on forestry issues and the federal
government response to date.

 

 

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028