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Research Appointments

  • Yuko Aoyama

    Professor, Geography

    Associate Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

    Professor Yuko Aoyama is an economic/industrial geographer with expertise in globalization, industrial organization, technological innovation, and cultural economy. Her research interest lies in developing geographic understandings of global capitalisms from institutional and comparative perspectives. Her work demonstrates how various industrial […]

  • Dana Bauer

    Research Scientist, Economics

  • Asha Best

    Assistant Professor, Geography

    Dr. Asha Best received her Ph.D. (2017) in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark. She is an urbanist whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary. Her work links mobilities studies, post-colonial and black studies, critical race theory and studies of urban informality. […]

  • Professor Caron has worked and conducted research in South Asia for over 15 years primarily in India, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and more recently in Rwanda and Ethiopia. Living in Sri Lanka at the time of the 2004 Indian […]

  • Edward Carr

    Professor, IDCE

    Department Chair, IDCE

    Edward R. Carr is a geographer and anthropologist whose career and research focus on exploring alternative ways of achieving meaningful and enduring improvements to human well-being. His work provides insights into the ways development and adaptation interventions impact human well-being, […]

  • Mark Davidson is an urban geographer with an international reputation for his research on gentrification, urban theory, municipal finance, and urban sustainability. He has published in high-impact social science journals and published edited collections with SUNY Press and Sage. He has received research funding […]

  • Tim Downs is a specialist in environmental science and engineering with over 28 years field experience designing and managing collaborative projects in the UK, the United States, Latin America and Africa. His research focus is on how humans change the […]

  • Lyndon Estes

    Associate Professor, Geography

    I am an environmental scientist who investigates the drivers and impacts of agricultural change, with a particular focus on Africa. I conduct my research using new Earth Observation technologies and a range of modeling techniques, and work within inter-disciplinary projects […]

  • Ellen Foley is a medical anthropologist whose research addresses the social production of disease with a focus on how intertwined global, national, and local social forces shape vulnerability to disease, health status, and access to medical care, particularly in sub-Saharan […]

  • Abby Frazier

    Assistant Professor, Geography

    Dr. Abby Frazier is a climatologist who studies the spatiotemporal dynamics and impacts of climate change and climate variability. Her research uses geospatial analysis to integrate diverse datasets, including models and observations, to understand the multi-disciplinary impacts of climate on […]

  • Dr. Karen Frey is a professor of earth system science in the Graduate School of Geography. Her research interests involve the combined use of field measurements, satellite remote sensing, and geospatial analytics to study large-scale linkages between land, atmosphere, ocean, […]

  • Dr. Geoghegan received a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York in 1987, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and 1995, respectively. She has been at Clark since 1996. Geoghegan, currently […]

  • Robert Goble

    Part-time Instructor, IDCE

  • Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Research Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA. She is Faculty Convener of A new Earth conversation at Clark, Co-Director of the Center for the Study […]

  • Robert Johnston

    Professor, Economics

    Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute

    Dr. Johnston received a B.A. from Williams College in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 1996. He has been at Clark since 2008. He is Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute and Professor of […]

  • My research focuses on the effects of climate, disturbances, and land use on mountain forest ecosystems in the U.S. and in Europe. Important recent research themes include: 1) the causes and consequences of forest disturbances such as fires and insect […]

  • I am an urban geographer with interests in the meanings and understandings of place, local politics, legal geography, qualitative methodologies, and social movements (particularly neighborhood activism). My research focuses on the United States, including past research in the Twin Cities […]

  • Professor James McCarthy earned a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Graduate School of Geography in 2011, he was an […]

  • James Murphy

    Professor, Geography

    Director, Geography

    Jim Murphy’s research elucidates the structures, agencies, relationalities, and spatialities shaping contemporary economic geographies and examines the prospects for more just, sustainable, and resilient forms of development in the Global South (esp. Africa).  This work draws on concepts, theories, and […]

  • Tom Ndebele

    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geography

  • Professor Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger joined the faculty in 2006 after several years of teaching GIS and remote sensing at Mount Holyoke College and Tufts University. She received Ph.D. from Clark University, and B.A./M.A. degrees in Geography with distinction from Moscow State […]

  • Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr is a Professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography. Dr. Pontius specializes in Geographic Information Science (GIS) with particular expertise in statistics, simulation modeling, and land change science. He derives quantitative methods that are in […]

  • Margaret Post

    Research Associate Professor, IDCE

  • Samuel Ratick

    Professor Emeritus, Geography

  • John Rogan joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in Fall 2003. Dr. Rogan received his Ph.D. (Geography) degree from the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was funded by […]

  • Laurie Ross

    Professor, IDCE

    Director, IDCE

    Laurie Ross brings expertise in developing and supporting long-term community-university partnerships that address the social determinants of youth violence. The intractability of youth violence requires horizontal knowledge and strategy production (i.e. responses that are co-created by individuals and communities affected […]

  • Rinku Roy Chowdhury completed her bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Environmental Science at Wellesley College, a master's degree in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development at the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Geography at Clark University. Before returning […]

  • Morgan Ruelle is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy program in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment. He is interested in how biological and cultural diversity enable communities to anticipate and adapt to change. His […]

  • Florencia Sangermano is a geographer specialized in geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, landscape ecology, and ecoacoustics applied to conservation. Her research focuses on climate and land cover change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity through the lens of geospatial analysis, […]

  • Dr. Williams is a professor of earth system science within Clark’s School of Geography and is director of the environmental sciences program at Clark.  His expertise is in terrestrial ecosystems, global environmental change, and climate change.   He and his team […]

  • Jing Zhang

    Professor, School of Management

    Jing Zhang's Research Interests include: Information Systems and Sustainability,Smart Government and Smart City, Organizational impact of technology and innovation, and Interorganizational knowledge sharing and networking. […]

  • Junfu Zhang

    Professor, Economics

    Department Chair, Economics

    Dr. Zhang received a B.A. from Renmin University of China, an M.A. from Clark University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. He was a dissertation fellow at the Brookings Institution during 2000-2001, and he worked as a […]

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