Raymond James Brown

Raymond James Brown

Professor Emeritus

Faculty Emeritus


Raymond James (Jim) Brown joined the USF faculty in fall 1970 as an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. Over his 37 years at USF, Jim taught General Biology, Organic Evolution, Comparative Anatomy, Vertebrate Embryology, and California Wildlife. Later in his career, he directed the Graduate Environmental Management Program and helped establish the Environmental Science Department. He was the first chair of the department and taught Environmental Science and Environmental Monitoring. He led graduate seminars and directed graduate student research projects in both the Biology and Environmental Science departments. During his tenure at USF, Jim received awards for teaching, research, and University service. He retired from USF in 2007 and now lives in a small coastal town in Oregon fishing, hiking, and doing wildlife photography.


  • Director of Environmental Management
  • Chair of Environmental Science