Erin Bray

Professor of Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology

Dr. Erin Bray is an Assistant Professor in Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at San Francisco State University. Previously she was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge where she co-led the Water Science Program. Erin was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in 2014 where she worked with Berkeley Riverlab on topics related to gravel bars. Erin completed her PhD at the University of California Santa Barbara with Tom Dunne, and received an M.A. at Brown University and a B.S. at Cornell University. Her research focuses on river processes with emphasis on applications to river restoration, and water resources management. She currently teaches Environmental Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology at San Francisco State University and is accepting new Master’s students ( She continues to collaborate with the Berkeley Riverlab through research and field work on California rivers. Erin can be contacted at