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Woodrow Clark, MA, PhD Research Professor in Residence, Economics

Woodrow Clark, MA, PhD

Research Professor in Residence
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Woodrow W. Clark II is an internationally recognized expert, author, lecturer, and consultant on global and local solutions to climate change. His core focus is on economics for smart green healthy communities, where he first learned about this as a Fulbright Fellow at Aalborg University, Denmark in early 1994 and then continuing as a visiting lecture frequently to 2017. Later in 1994, Clark was Manager of Strategic Planning for Energy Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which was with the University of California and U.S. Department of Energy. In the 1990s, he was one of the contributing scientists and researchers for United Nations Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

From 2000-2003, Clark was Advisor for renewable energy, emerging technologies and finance to California Governor Gray Davis. In 2004, Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), a global environmental and renewable energy consulting firm. From 2015-2017, Clark taught courses at University of International Relations (UIR) in Beijing. Clark also taught at Pepperdine University, University of California, Riverside and UCLA as well as universities in the EU. He was selected to be a member of the UN B20 Finance Task Force supported in 2016 by China, Germany (2017) and Argentina (2018).

Clark had published over a dozen books by the end of 2017 and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable green economic communities. He has authored and edited books such as The Next Economics (Springer, 2012) and Global Sustainable Communities Handbook (Elsevier, 2014). In addition, his latest co-authored books, with Grant Cooke, are The Green Industrial Revolution (Elsevier, 2014), Green Development Paradigm (in Mandarin, 2015) and Smart Green Cities (Routledge, February 2016). In 2017, Clark had three (3) books published, including the 2nd edition of his first book: Agile Energy Systems: Global Systems (Elsevier Press) and the second edition of Sustainable Communities Design Handbook (Elsevier Press 2017).

Three more books are planned to be published in 2018: Climate Preservation (Elsevier Press) and Qualitative Economics 2nd edition (Springer Press). In December 2018, Economics as a Science: Qualitative and Quantitative Economics (Q2E) from Palgrave Press. In 2014, Clark Mass Media Company (CM2C) was recreated for documentary and dramatic series on economic, diversity, political, health, woman, baby boomers, environmental and social issues. Clark earned three separate Master of Arts degrees from universities in Illinois and his PhD at University of California, Berkeley, where his thesis (1977) was "Violence in Schools" was updated four decades later as "Violence in Schools, Colleges and Universities," as a book form NOVA Press in December 2017.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, Linguistics, Economics and Education
    University of California, Berkeley

  • Master of Arts, Anthropology / Linguistics
    University of Illinois, Urbana

  • Master of Arts, Political Science / Economics
    Roosevelt University, Chicago

  • Master of Arts, Education
    Loyola University, Chicago

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science / Economics
    Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH