David Angel (academic)

David Angel (born June 29, 1958) is President of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Angel grew up in East London, England and received his Bachelor's degree in geography from Cambridge University in 1980. He came to the United States to study at UCLA, where he earned his master's degree and PhD (1989), working on a study of labor markets in the US semiconductor industry advised by Alan Scott.[1] Angel lives in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, and has two children.

At ClarkEdit

Angel joined Clark's faculty in 1987 as Assistant Professor of Geography. He was awarded a named chair, the Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and Environment in 1997. He became a full professor in 2002.

As an economic geographer, Angel specialises in research on technological and industrial change and the possibilities for better environmental regulation by industry. Latterly he has been working in developing nations on energy efficiency issues. He has conducted research in Poland, the US, UK, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan, and published four books and numerous articles.

Angel became Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clark in 2003, responsible for all academic programs at the University. He was named the University's ninth President July 1, 2010, succeeding John Bassett.[2][3]

Major publicationsEdit

  • Rock, M.T. and Angel, D. 2005. Industrial Transformation in the Developing World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199270040.
  • Angel, D. and M.T. Rock. 2000. Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. ISBN 978-1874719335.
  • Brown, H.S., Angel D., and P. Derr. 2000. Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning from Poland's Experience. Westport: Praeger. ISBN 978-0275969714
  • Angel D. 1994. Restructuring for Innovation: the remaking of the U.S. semiconductor industry. New York: Guilford Press. ISBN 978-0898622973


  1. ^ "Faculty Biography: David Angel, Ph. D." Clark University. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  2. ^ Horn, Danielle M. "New boss at Clark". Telegram & Gazette. Worcester. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  3. ^ "President's Office". Clark University. Retrieved 2014-09-18.