Daniel Clark ’12 BA (Geog/PSt) takes leadership role in growing New York’s economy

alum-news-buttonDaniel ClarkDaniel Clark is assistant vice president for the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In this role he attracts corporate interests to New York City, and facilitates their integration within the wider economic canvas. In addition to his position with NYCEDC, he concurrently serves as a first lieutenant of an infantry company in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Maddy Hamlin ’17 MPA/MA (Geog) is fellow at public housing nonprofit


Maddy Hamlin is the 2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux fellow with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest nonprofit (BPI). BPI advocates on behalf of public housing projects, and works to reform the Chicago public education and criminal justice systems. For more information about the BPI, click here. Maddy recently contributed an article about her work to CityLab, a webmagazine hosted by The Atlantic. To read her article, click here.

Rich Schein ’89 PhD (Geog) serving as Associate Dean at University of Kentucky


RichSchein.blogRichard H. Schein, is serving as Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, where he is also a professor of geography. Schein is an expert in the study of historical and cultural landscapes, which he explores through his research on race in the United States. Schein returned to Maxwell in April to present the Donald Meinig Lecture, an annual event hosted by the geography department. For a video of his lecture click here.

Susan Roberts ’86 MA (Geog)/’92 PhD (Geog) is now Associate Provost of Internationalization at the University of Kentucky

Susan Roberts is now the associate provost of internationalization at the University of Kentucky. Her responsibilities include leading and overseeing the University of Kentucky International Center. She will remain a professor of geography, a role she has held since 1991, in conjunction with the position. Her research has focused on political and economic geography. Prior to this position, she served as the chair of Geography, director of the international studies program, and as associate dean for internationalization.

Elvin Delgado ’12 PhD (Geog) appointed to the Washington State Energy Research Board

ElvinDelgadoElven Delgado has been appointed to the Washington State Resource Board by Governor Jay Inslee. The state board works with Washington’s clean technology and transportation industry associations and firms of all sizes to identify the research areas that will benefit their economic vitality. Delgado is a professor of geography and is the director of Central Washington University’s Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, the only energy program in the state of Washington that focuses on strategies to transition from old energy sources to new ones.

Jacob Shell ’09 MA Geog/ ’12 PhD Geog publishes new book on geography of transportation and revolt

Jacob Shell recently published his first book titled Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility. The book links physical geography with the politics of mobility and explores how subversive elements in society used animals across harsh terrains to secretly transport goods and messages. Shell shows how these subversive activities were curtailed by the shooting of pigeons and the ceasing of certain kinds of transportation infrastructure. Shell is currently an assistant professor at Temple University. His research employs critical theories of power and resistance to look at the evolving geographies of transportation and mobility systems.

Amanda Young ’09 BA (IR/Geog) takes administrative position with Peace Corps


Amanda Young ‘09 BA (IR/Geog) is a program support assistant in the office of overseas programming and training support within the Peace Corps. She recently completed two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. To learn more about the Peace Corps, see this link.