Stained glass from the Geography building at Clark

Careers of Doctoral Recipients


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2017, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Simon Batterbury - Professor of Political Ecology, LEC, Lancaster University, UK
  • Alida Cantor - Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute, at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at UC Berkeley School of Law.
  • Miles Kenney-Lazar - Post-doc, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Adrienne Johnson - Asst. Professor, Tenture-Track, Environmental Studies Program, University of San Francisco
  • Yueming Zhang - Lecturer, Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2016, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Alida Cantor - Geography Instructor, San Diego Community College
  • Nicholas Cuba - Post-doc reseacher, Brown University
  • Emily Gallagher - has accepted the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Emily will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, for 2 years and travel to Tanzania and Mozambique to work with interdisciplinary project teams studying agribusiness expansion into forested landscapes by foreign and domestic investors. Emily's task will be to analyze the gendered dimensions of agribusiness investment and the integration of smallholders into these changing supply chains.
  • Kelly Kay - Tenure-Track Assist. Professor, Dept of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and an S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Post-doc Fellow, UC Berkeley
  • Christopher Knudson - Post-doc Research Associate, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona
  • Nathan Mietkiewicz - Post-doc, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Oona Morrow - Postdoctoral research fellow, Dept. of Geography, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Pheakkdey Nguon - Academic/Research Advisor, Dept. Intl. Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Principal Investigator for REDD+ grant for Cambodia funded by Stockholm Environment Institute, and Freelance Consultant to World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
  • Prajjwal Panday - Asst. Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Nichols College, MA
  • Luke Trusel - Asst. Prof, Tenure-Track, Geology Dept., Rowan University, NJ
  • Yueming Zhang - Visiting Instructor, Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Dept, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2015, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Susan Aragon-Carrasco - CAPES Research Fellow at Universidade do Oeste de Pará (UFOPA), Santarém, Brazil
  • Caroline Finney - Assoc. Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Danielle Fontaine - Director, First-Year Experience Project, Center for Higher Ed Development (CHED), University of Cape Town, SA
  • Katherine Foo - Post-doc, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Kelly Kay - Lecturer, London School of Economics
  • John Lauermann - Asst. Professor, Political Economy, Rhode Island School of Design
  • John Taylor Shelton - Post-doc, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech University
  • Melanie Vanderhoof - Geography Researcher, Geoscience and Environmental Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, Co.
  • Neeti Neeti - Asst. Professor and Adjunct Research Professor, Dept of Natural Resources, TERI University, New Delhi, India


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2014, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Lauren Bonilla - Post-doc, Anthropology Dept., University College, London, UK
  • Hong Jiang - Director, Department of Geography, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Rob Krueger - Asst. Dean of Arts and Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
  • William Kutz - Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, UK
  • Mary Lawhon - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geography, Florida State University
  • Maya Manzi - Post-doc Dept. of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
  • Michele Masucci - Vice Provost of Research, Temple University
  • Menzie McEachern - Director of Petroleum Resourses, Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), Canada
  • Esteban Rossi - Asst. Professor, Bioethics Institute, Universidad de Javeriana, Bogata, Colombia
  • Ximena Rueda - Asst. Professor, School of Management, University de Los Andes, Bogata, Colombia.
  • Oona Morrow - Development and Planning Associate with Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin regions and Adjunct Prof. in Gastronomy at Boston University.
  • Seth Schindler - Lecturer, Human Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Kangping Si - Software Engineer, Rovi Corporation
  • Elisabeth (Lisa) Stoddard - Asst. Professor, Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • James Thatcher - Asst. Professor, Urban Studies, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Luke Trusel accepted the position of Doherty Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to continue his research in cryosphere-climate linkages.
  • Melanie Vanderhoof - ORISE Post-doc Fellow at the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
  • Jill Williams - Assistant Research Social Scientist and Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona.


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs or alums in 2013, Geography appointnent if not otherwise stated

  • Susan Aragon-Carrasco - Post-doc at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazônia (INPA), Manaus, Brazil.
  • Kirsten Barrett - Lecturer in Geography, University of Leicester, UK
  • Gavin Bridge - Chair, Geography and the Energy Institute, University of Durham, UK and Editor of "Transactions: Of The Institute of British Geographers"
  • Anna Cieslik - Asst. Professor, Tenure-Track, New Jersey City University
  • Bardan Ghimire - Post-Doctoral Resarch Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Dan Haberly - Lecturer, School of Environment and Development, University of Sussex, UK
  • Allison Hayes-Conroy - Asst. Professor, Tenure-Track, Temple University
  • Rory Horner - Three-Year Lecturer in Globalization, Industry and Employment, Inst. for for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK
  • Connie Johnston - Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
  • William Kutz - Two-Year Visiting Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK
  • Mary Lawhon - Lecturer in Geography, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Hadelius Makene - position as a member of the National Environmental Management Council of Tanzania
  • Stephen McCauley - Asst. Professor, Tenure-Track, WPI
  • Neeti Neeti - Post-doc Research Associate, Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment
  • Harvey Neo - Became Editor of Geoforum in March 2013.
  • Prajjwal Panday - Two-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Woods Hole Research Institute
  • Rahul Rakshit - Technology Specialist, Environmental Services, ESRI
  • Seth Schindler - Asst. Professor, Global Studies Program, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Phil Steinberg - Professor, University of Durham, UK
  • Jill Williams - One-year visiting Lecturer, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Qingling Wu - One-year Lecturer, University College London, UK
  • Post-Doc, Alice Cohen - Asst. Professor, Acadia University, Nova Scotia in Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability Studies


Posts taken by graduates, ABDs, or alums in 2012, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Tim Hudson - Chancellor, Arkansas State University. Tim received his PhD from Clark in 1980.
  • Daniel Weiner - Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography, University of Connecticut. Dan received his PhD in '87.
  • Paul Robbins - Director of Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Paul received his PhD in '96.
  • Waquar Ahmed - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, University of North Texas
  • Cynthia Adom -has accepted a position with Pearson Education (Higher Ed) as a Geography/Geology Content Lead/MasteringX
  • Safaa Aldwaik - Head of GIS Solutions Dept, a ministry post, Ramallah, West Bank
  • Zachary Christman - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Rowan University, NJ
  • Danielle Fontaine - Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Suffolk University, Boston
  • Susannah McCandless - International Program Director, Global Diversity Foundation
  • Marco Millones - Two-Year Post-doc, GIS specialist, The College of William and Mary
  • Neeti Neeti - post-doc Research Associate, Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington, DC
  • Benoit Parmentier - has accepted a position as a Geospatial Analyst at the National Center for Ecological Analysis (NCEAS), University of California Santa Barbara.
  • Rebecca Palmer Dickson- Senior Manager, Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling for TerraCarbon and remains Research Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University.
  • Dan Runfola has accepted a 2-year post doc at the Natl Center for Atmospheric Research/Colorado University Population Center based at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Florencia Sangermano has been awarded positions as Affiliate Research Scientist in the Graduate School of Geography and as Research Assistant Professor at Clark Labs by the Clark University Board of Trustees.


Post taken by graduates, ABDs, or Alums in 2011, Geography appointment if not otherwise stated

  • Cynthia Adom - Visiting Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Waquar Ahmed - Assistant Professor, tenure-track, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Ania Cieslik - A three-year post-doc position at the Globaldivercities project of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany. This position is based in New York, and is affiliated with the CUNY Graduate Center at Hunter College
  • Zachary Christman - 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, VT
  • Deborah Che - Lecturer - School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Guoyi Han Research Fellow, China Cluster, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Roberta Hawkins - Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
  • Mary Lawhon - Has a post doctoral research appointment with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town working on the project Alcohol Control, Poverty and Development in South Africa.
  • Ying Li Managing Editor, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, Beijing Normal University
  • Elia Machado - Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, Dept of Environment, Geographic and Geological Sciences, CUNY Lehman College, NY
  • Susannah McCandless - Adjunct Professor, University of Vermont
  • Stephen McCauley - Postdoctoral position, Marsh Institute, Clark University
  • Diana Ojeda - Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, Dept. of Cultural Studies Universidad Javeriana Bogata
  • C. Hamil Pearsall - Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, Temple University
  • Joseph Pierce - Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, Florida State University
  • Mohan Seetharam - General Planner IV, Dept of Commerce Planning, American Samoa
  • Ximena Rueda - Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford U, Dept of Environmental Earth System Science