Biography of President Angel
David P. Angel became Clark University's ninth president on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
David P. Angel joined the Clark University faculty in September 1987. He received a B.A. at Cambridge University and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His background and training are in economic geography. He holds two academic appointments as Professor of Geography and Leo L. and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and the Environment. As a pioneering researcher on industrial environmentalism and clean technologies, Angel has helped steer Clark's many innovations in campus sustainability.
Angel has served as Clark's provost since 2003, overseeing all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as admissions, student affairs, sponsored research and University libraries. During his tenure, Clark has strengthened its undergraduate programs, raised the research and graduate profile of the University, and invested in new academic facilities. Under Angel's leadership, Clark University conducted a major review of its undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and will introduce distinctive program changes in fall 2010 to better prepare students with the intellectual, social and practical skills required to address the complex challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Angel is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Abe Fellowship awarded by the Center for Global Partnership in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. His research includes work conducted for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He has consulted widely for public and private organizations around the world. Published books include: "Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment" (with Michael T. Rock, 2000, Greenleaf Publishers), "Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning form Poland's Experience" (with Halina Brown and Patrick Derr, 2000, Praeger Press) and "Industrial Development in the Developing World" (with Michael T. Rock, 2005, Oxford University Press).
Angel resides in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, and two children.