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Where do Clark Geography’s Ph.D. graduates work?

Graduates of Clark’s Ph.D. program in geography have a record of success securing both academic and non-academic jobs. Within three years of graduating, most alumni have obtained research- or management-related positions in higher education, government, or non-profit research or policy institutes. Of the 37 Ph.D. students who graduated from 2014 to 2018, 27 hold academic positions, and 10 hold positions outside of academia.

Recent placements for Clark Graduate School of Geography Ph.D. alumni include:

  • ESRI
  • Harvard University
  • NASA
  • Oxfam
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Manchester
  • MIT
  • UCLA
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Wageningen University and Research
  • Woods Hole Research Center
  • World Bank
  • Dartmouth

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wdt_ID Country Ph.D. Alumnus Graduate Year Year Position Started Title Organization
1 Australia Deborah Che 2000 Southern Cross University
2 Australia Beatrice Ruth Fincher 1980 University of Melbourne
3 Australia Katherine D. Gibson 1981 Professional Fellow University of Western Sydney
4 Belgium Mathilde Snel 2001 Prospect Consulting Services
5 Belgium Guido Schwarz 2010 2010 European Commission
6 Korea Young-Long Kim 2018 2018 Associate Research Fellow The Seoul Institute
7 United Kingdom William Kutz 2013 2018 Lecturer in Geography University of Cambridge
8 United Kingdom Simon Batterbury 2017 Professor of Political Ecology, LEC Lancaster University
9 United States: New York John Lauermann 2014 2017 Assistant Professor of Geography City University of New York
10 United Kingdom Simon Batterbury 1997 2017 Professor of Political Ecology Lancaster University
11 United States: Oregon Alida Cantor 2016 2017 Assistant Professor of Geography Portland State University
12 United States: Massachusetts Katherine Foo 2015 2017 Assistant Teaching Professor, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
13 United States: California Kelly Kay 2016 2017 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography UCLA
14 Japan Miles Kenney-Lazar 2016 2017 Hakubi Assistant Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University
15 United States: California Adrienne Johnson 2015 2017 Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Environmental Studies Program University of San Francisco
16 United States: Oklahoma Mary Lawhon 2011 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability University of Oklahoma
17 United States: Massachusetts Kathryn (Meng) Elmes 2017 Investment Associate Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
18 The Netherlands Oona Morrow 2014 2017 Assistant Professor in Food Sociology (Tenure Track), Rural Sociology Group Wageningen University & Research
19 United States: Oklahoma Joseph Pierce 2010 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and Regional and City Planning University of Oklahoma
20 United Kingdom Seth Schindler 2017 Senior Lecturer University of Manchester, UK
21 United States: Massachusetts Kevin Surprise 2016 2017 3-year Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College
22 United States: South Carolina Dominique (Werboff) Cagalanan 2017 Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Coastal Carolina University
23 United Kingdom Yueming Zhang 2017 Lecturer, Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Birmingham, UK
24 United States: New Jersey Nicholas Cuba 2016 2016 Post-doc researcher Brown University
25 Kenya Emily Gallagher 2015 2016 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Country Ph.D. Alumnus Organization

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