President David P. Angel
David P. Angel took office in 2010 as the ninth President of Clark University.
Embodying the Clark motto—Challenge convention, Change our world—Dr. Angel is spearheading initiatives to advance liberal education, promote cutting-edge research, and expand community partnerships. Clark University has boldly rethought its undergraduate curriculum, introducing LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), a distinctive program that prepares students with the intellectual and practical experiences required to address complex challenges in a rapidly changing world.
As a pioneering researcher on industrial environmentalism and clean technologies, Angel has also helped steer Clark's innovations in campus sustainability.
Angel served as Clark's provost from 2003–2010, overseeing all undergraduate and graduate academic programs. With a B.A. degree from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. degree from UCLA, Dr. Angel joined the Clark faculty in September 1987 and holds an academic appointment as Professor of Geography, specializing in economic geography.
Angel is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Abe Fellowship from 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 and published a number of books, including 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 is a member of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP President’s Trust. He is a Board Member of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, and the Institute for Energy and Sustainability.
President Angel resides in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy; they have two children.