About Erin Bray


(415) 405-2433


Assistant Professor

College of Science and Engineering


At SF State Since:



Dr. Erin Bray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University. Dr. Bray's research is in environmental hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, with emphasis on river processes, river restoration, and water resources management. Previously she was Co-Lead of the Water Science program at California State University, Northridge. Erin was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2014 where she worked with the UC Berkeley Riverlab on topics in fluvial geomorphology related to gravel bars. She completed her PhD at the University of California Santa Barbara (2013), and received an M.A. at Brown University (2005) and a B.S. at Cornell University (2003). Her teaching and research is focused on understanding river mechanics, quantifying the effects of human activities to rivers, and adapting to freshwater challenges in unexpected ways.


Dr. Bray is currently accepting Master's degree students. Enthusiastic and motivated students at all levels are encouraged to contact Dr. Bray about opportunities to join the SFSU Rivers Lab.

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