University at Albany

Ray Bromley

Vice Provost for International Education

Ray Bromley

Ray Bromley joined the faculty of UAlbany’s Department of Geography and Planning in 1985 and has served as Vice Provost for International Education since 2006. Born and raised in rural England, he did his BA and PhD degrees at Cambridge University specializing in Social Geography, Regional Development, and Latin American Studies. Before joining the Albany faculty, he taught social and regional planning for ten years at Swansea University in Wales, and he worked nine years as an urban researcher and planning consultant in Latin America.

Bromley’s research, teaching and consultancy activities focus on neighborhood and community development, city and regional planning, street and market retailing, micro-enterprise promotion, and the history of ideas in planning, international development, and community development. He has authored or edited six books and numerous articles on these subjects. At UAlbany he has been a recipient of the President’s and Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, the President’s Excellence in Academic Service Award, and the Graduate Student Organization’s Outstanding Professor Award.

Ray has worked as a consultant on World Bank, United Nations, UNICEF and USAID–funded projects, and to the Governments of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, New York State, and New York City. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the National Engineering University in Peru in 1997, and has also served as a Visiting Professor at a wide range of institutions in different countries, including the Bandung Institute of Technology, the Beirut Arab University, and the London School of Economics.


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