Carnegie Mellon University

Director and Head, Oxford University Centre for the Environment and School of Geography, University of Oxford, England


Gordon Clark is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Head of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, and Professorial Fellow at St Peter’s College. Prior to his appointment in 1995, he held teaching and research positions at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Carn­egie Mellon University and Monash University. Dr. Clark has represented the UK on the European Commission DG Research TMR Panel, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Warwick University. He also serves on the Strate­gic Advisory Board, Lund University, and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Clark has published in a variety of international referred journals on topics related to economic geography, finance, and pension institutions and policy. He is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program.  Earlier in his career, he worked for the US National Academy of Sciences and was an Andrew Mellon National Research Council Fellow. He has served as an expert witness in court cases dealing with land use zoning and planning and, in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard University, held a Lincoln Land Institute fellowship. He has been a consultant for the American Institute of Architects, the US federal government, local governments, the National Academy of Sciences’ Employment and Technology Committee, major US steel corporations, a num­ber of financial services companies, the UK government (DTI), World Bank, and the OECD.

Dr. Clark is an Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the British Academy, an Academician of the UK Academy of Learned Council for the Social Sciences and has been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award by McMaster University, Canada.