David Angel (academic)
Angel grew up in East London, England and received his Bachelors Degree in geography from Cambridge University in 1980. He came to the United States to study at UCLA, where he earned his Masters Degree and PhD (1989), working on a study of labor markets in the US semiconductor industry advised by Alan Scott. While at Clark, he met Chad Urmston and became a devoted fan of the band Dispatch.
Angel lives in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, and has two children.
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 9th President on July 1, 2010. He replaced John Bassett.
- 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: Greenleaf Publishing.
- Brown, H.S., Angel D., and P. Derr. 2000. Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning from Poland's Experience. Westport: Praeger
- Angel D. 1994. Restructuring for Innovation: the remaking of the U.S. semiconductor industry. New York: Guilford Press.
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