David Angel, Ph.D., earned his B.A. degree from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. 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.
He served as Clark's provost from 2003–2010, overseeing all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, then was selected by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees to assume the presidency of Clark in July 2010.
President Angel's 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.
President Angel is the recipient of numerous grants and 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.
His research includes work conducted 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.
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 form Poland's Experience (with Halina Brown and Patrick Derr, 2000, Praeger Press); and Industrial Development in the Developing World (with Michael T. Rock, 2005, Oxford University Press).
President Angel is a member of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP President’s Trust. He is a Board Member of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, and the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, and serves as chair of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.
President Angel resides in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy; they have two children.