Posted December 20, 2017
Jennifer Clark has been named to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), a non-profit scientific and educational society founded in 1904.
Clark is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she is director of the Center for Urban Innovation and associate director for Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation.
The citation for Clark noted that she “is a prominent scholar of institutions and their contribution to regional innovation systems, focusing primarily in the United States but also working with collaborators in the United Kingdom and Europe. She is a key figure in the movement to integrate social and economic equity principles into the study of place-based innovation systems and firm networks. This integration is critically important for public policy and has implications for the future of economic development practice in advanced industrialized nations. Her writings, particularly on innovation policy, regularly inspire new rounds of scholarship in economic geography, regional studies and planning.”
Clark serves as the chair of the AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group, which is one of the largest specialty groups, and as the chair of the AAG Nominating Committee. Both are elected positions of the membership.
The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
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