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  • 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 […]

Program Faculty

  • Hamed Alemohammad

    Associate Professor, Geography

    Director of Center for Geospatial Analytics

    Professor, Geography

  • 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 […]

  • Anthony Bebbington is the Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at the Graduate School of Geography. He is also a Research Associate of the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales, Peru and a Professorial Research Fellow […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Siobhán McGrath

    Associate Professor, Geography

    Working within labor geography, economic geography and development geography, Siobhan McGrath takes a political economy approach to labor. Her scholarship to date has focused on 1) ‘unregulated work’ including wage theft and other violations; 2) how to understand freedoms and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gustavo Oliveira

    Assistant Professor, Geography

    I am a human-environment geographer and global political ecologist with a background in the liberal arts and political philosophy, and a PhD in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. My work is driven by a passionate commitment to socio-environmental […]

  • 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 […]

  • Max Ritts

    Assistant Professor, Geography

    Max Ritts is an environmental geographer whose research explores intersections of social power, sensory practice, and ecological transformation – with a particular focus on Indigenous community contexts. His in-process book, A Resonant Ecology (under contract with Duke UP), examines the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Edward Carr
Tel: 1-508-421-3895
Email: edcarr@clarku.edu

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger
Tel: 1-508-421-3805
Email: yogneva@clarku.edu

Susan Hanson, Ph.D.
Email: shanson@clarku.edu

Billie Turner
Email: bturner@clarku.edu

Martyn Bowden, Ph.D.

Douglas Johnson, Ph.D.

William A. Koelsch, Ph.D. (deceased)

Laurence Lewis, Ph.D.

Henry J. Steward, Ph.D.

 

J. Ronald Eastman
Director of Clark Labs
Email: reastman@clarku.edu

Jody Emel
Email:  jemel@clarku.edu

Samuel Ratick
Email: sratick@clarku.edu

Dianne Rocheleau-Malaret
Email: drocheleau@clarku.edu