Dr. Clark's expertise and experience span the topics of sustainability education, climate change policy, sustainable development and resilient infrastructure systems. Clark’s current research focuses on quantifying the social burden of power outages due to natural disasters and extreme events.
Dr. Susan Clark is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environment and Sustainability. She is also the Director of the College of Arts and Science’s Sustainability Leadership Master’s Program. In these positions, Dr. Clark teaches classes on the topics of sustainability and resilience, mentors Sustainability graduate students, and leads externally funded projects on topics related to community resilience and climate change that has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, New York State, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Clark is also heavily involved in community outreach. She currently is the Chair for Erie County’s Community Climate Change Task Force (C3TF) and takes a leadership role in OUTSTEPS Lower Great Lakes, which is a regional network of scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders working together to increase the sustainability and resilience across the region in a collaborative, holistic, and inclusive manner.
• PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013
• MS, Earth System Science, University of New Hampshire, 2008
• BS, Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 2006