International Studies Stream

David Angel

David Angel, Ph.D.

President, Clark University

Professor of Geography
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 793-7320

Curriculum Vitae

Professor David Angel received his Ph.D. in geography from UCLA in 1989.  His research focuses upon issues of technological and industrial change. He is the recipient of numerous major grants from the MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Professor Angel was the Leo L. and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and Environment at Clark University.

Angel, who became Provost in 2003, was selected by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees to assume the presidency of Clark in July 2010. 

Current Research and Teaching

The core research focus is technological and organizational change. Within this general area, Professor Angel works on both issues of global economic change and the environment. Current funded research includes:

  1. A study of economic globalization and environmental performance in the cement industry in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, funded by the National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Science Program.
  2. A study of the integration of economic and environmental policy in China and Chinese Taipei, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  3. Research support for UNIDO in efforts to promote sustainable industrialization in economically marginalized economies, funded by UNIDO.

Selected Publications


Rock, M.T. and Angel, D. (2005) Industrial Transformation in the Developing World Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Angel, D and M. T. Rock (2000) Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing

Brown, H.S., Angel, D, and P. Derr (2000) Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning from Poland's Experience. Westport: Praeger


Angel, D., Hamilton, T. and M. Huber (2007) Global environmental standards for industry. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment (forthcoming).

Rock, M. and Angel, D. (2007) Grow first, Clean up later? Industrial Transofmration in East Asia. Environment (forthcoming).

Rock, M. and Angel, D. (2006) Impact of Multinational Corporations' Firm-Based Environmental Standards on Subsidiaries and Their Suppliers: Evidence from Motorola-Penang. Journal of Industrial Ecology 10. 257-278.

Angel D. and Rock M. (2005) Global standards and the environmental performance of industry. Environment and Planning A 37 1903-1918.

Angel, D and Rock, M. (2003) Engaging economic development agencies in environmental protection: the case for embedded autonomy. Local Environment 8 45-59.

Angel, D (2002) Studying global economic change: editorial. Economic Geography 78 253-255.

Angel, D. (2002) Inter-firm collaboration in technology development within US manufacturing industries. Regional Studies 36 333-344.

Brown H, Angel D, Broszkiewicz R, Krzyskow B (2001) " Policy Sciences 34 247-271.

Brown H, and D. Angel (2000) Environmental regulatory reform in Poland: lessons for industrializing economies. Environmental Science and Technology 34 3849-3856.

Angel D, Brown H, Broskiewicz, R and S Wronski (2000) Environmental regulation of privatized industry in Poland. Environment and Planning C 18 575-92.

Rock M, Angel D and T Feridhanusetyawan (1999) "Industrial ecology and clean development in East Asia" Journal of Industrial Ecology 3: 29-42.