David Angel, Ph.D., earned his bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University and his doctorate from UCLA in 1989. He joined the Clark faculty in September 1987 and holds an academic appointment as professor of geography, specializing in economic geography.
From 1997 to 2002, President Angel served as dean of graduate studies and research and was provost from 2003 to 2010, overseeing all of Clark’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs. He was selected by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees to assume the presidency of Clark in July 2010.
President Angel’s research focuses on issues of technological and industrial change and the environment. He has conducted work 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.
President Angel is the recipient of numerous major grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also has received 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.
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 from Poland’s Experience (with Halina Brown and Patrick Derr, 2000, Praeger Press); and Industrial Transformation in the Developing World (with Michael T. Rock, 2005, Oxford University Press).
Outside of Clark, President Angel is especially active on issues of university accreditation. He is the former chair of the New England Commission on Higher Education, as well as a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP President’s Trust, the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, and the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.
President Angel resides in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy; they have two children.