International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) Graduate Programs

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Mailing Address

Clark University
International Development, Community, and Environment
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477


Department Phone: 508-793-7201
Admissions Phone: 508-793-7205

Fax: 508-793-8820


Click here for directions to the IDCE House, just off Clark University's main campus. Our address is 10 Hawthorne Street (though the mailing address is 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610).

We are happy to answer any questions you have about the IDCE programs, including applying to the program, contacting current graduate students or scheduling a campus visit. Many students find that visiting campus is an essential part of finding the right fit for their academic needs. IDCE strongly encourages you to visit during one of our Info Sessions and we look forward to meeting you.

Information Sessions, Visitor's Day and Open House

IDCE hosts info sessions. Guests are also invited to sample a class that day if classes are in session.

Please contact for more information.

Worcester, Massachusetts

Want to know more about Worcester, Massachusetts? Though it may not be Boston or NYC, Worcester has much more to offer than you may think. Visit:, and the Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more about the exciting features of this great multicultural place we call home. Its a great place for graduate students to engage in research initiatives within the community too.


Interim Director of IDCE

David Bell, Ed.D.

Associate Director of IDCE

Laurie Ross, Ph.D.
(508) 793-7642

Program Coordinators


International Development and Social Change
David Bell, Ph.D.

Community Development and Planning
Ramon Borges-Mendéz
(508) 421-3838

Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment
Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Ph.D.

Environmental Science and Policy
Tim Downs, Ph.D.


International Development and Social Change
Cynthia Caron, Ph.D.

Environmental Science and Policy
Halina Brown, Ph.D.

To contact other IDCE faculty, please visit their webpage for information. Please note that while our faculty love to hear from prospective students, it is best to contact the Admissions Office directly for a timely response and for answers to your questions about the admissions process and our four graduate school programs.

Website Contact

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[ Spotlight Profile ]

David Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice - International Development and Social Change

IDCE Assistant Director

IDCE Coordinator of Experiential Learning

David Bell is an educationalist and psychologist who has worked extensively in Southern Africa in the field of education, empowerment, social transformation and community development. He has worked in formal and non-formal education and in a range of community empowerment projects and has taught in South Africa, Namibia and in the US.

Bell's current research focuses on the social and political juncture of education policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular focuses on transformational leadership and the role of higher education in social transformation.  His work and research also includes a focus on the reciprocal relationship between formal teaching and learning, experiential learning, and modes of experiential and service learning.

Read more about Professor Bell