Gregory R. Graves

Gregory R. Graves
Recall Continuing Lecturer in Environmental Studies Program

Office Location

Bren Hall 4007
HSSB 4240


Retired in Fall 2018

Recalled to teach his most popular courses for Summer Sessions and Fall 2019

Environmental History, California History 

Lecturer in Environmental Studies and History Departments


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara


Dr. Graves specializes in federal water resources development and resource allocation. He also conducts environmental and historical investigations of industrial sites in the partnership Graves & Neushul Historical Consultants. His publications include Pursuing Excellence in Water Planning and Policy Analysis: A History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources; From These Beginnings: A Biographical Approach to American History; and "The Rhetoric of Opposition: Anti-conservation and the Early Forest Reserves," in Journal of the West.


Greg Graves's research interests include: public history, environmental history, California history, and U.S. history


In an Era of Change: A History of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1975-1997 (2009)


ES 3: Introduction to Social and Cultural Environments 
ES/Hist: 173: American Environmental History
ES 188: The Ethics of Human-Environmental Relations
ES 197: Senior Thesis in ES