Academic Affairs

Clark graduates with diplomas

Office of the Dean of Research

Deborah Martin
Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Research

Dr. Deborah Martin Dr. Deborah ("Deb") Martin received her M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees in geography from the University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in geography and international studies from Macalester College. Before coming to Clark in the fall of 2004, she taught at the University of Georgia for five years. Martin is an urban geographer with interests in place identity, local politics, legal geography, qualitative methodologies and social movements (particularly neighborhood activism). She served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Urban Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (2012-2016), and was Associate Director of the Graduate School of Geography from 2012-2015. She currently also directs the Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) undergraduate concentration at Clark. She maintains an active research agenda with projects through HERO (Human-Environment Regional Observatory) with colleague John Rogan on socio-ecological dynamics of urban forests and tree planting programs, and with colleagues at Florida State and Rutgers, on the legal, social and community dynamics of housing Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.


Location and Contact Info

210 Geography Building
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: (508) 793-7779
Fax (508) 793-8834