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Samuel Brody
Professor of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston
Director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS)

Samuel D. Brody is a professor and holder of the George P. Mitchell ’40 Chair in Sustainable Coasts in the departments of marine sciences and landscape architecture and urban planning at Texas A&M University. He is also the director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores and the co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities.

Brody’s research focuses on coastal environmental planning, spatial analysis, flood mitigation, climate change policy, and natural hazards mitigation. He teaches graduate courses in environmental planning and sustainable/resilient coastal development and has also worked in both the public and private sectors to help local coastal communities to environmental and flood mitigation plans.  

Brody received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in city and regional planning. He has published numerous scientific articles on flood risk and mitigation, and he recently authored the book, Rising Waters: The Causes and Consequences of Flooding in the United States. For more information, please visit or