Woodrow W. Clark II MA3, PhD
Dr. Clark, a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, public speaker and advisor specializing in sustainable communities. Dr. Clark was one of the contributing scientists to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007.
In 2004, he founded, and now manages, Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), an environmental and renewable energy consulting firm using his political-economic expertise in order to guide, advice and implements public and private clients worldwide - specifically on sustainable smart green communities of all kinds ranging from colleges and universities to shopping malls, office buildings and film studios.
Dr. Clarks' five books and 50+ peer-reviewed articles reflect that concern for global sustainable communities. His last book is Global Energy Innovations (Praeger Press, November 2011) that concerns the "green industrial revolution" (GIR). He explains his work as being the solutions to climate change through public policy, science and technologies, economics and finance. Clark also teaches graduate courses in these areas throughout the USA and internationally. Currently, Clark is Academic Specialist, UCLA Provost Office and Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology.
Prior to launching CSP, Dr. Clark was Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies, and Finance to California Governor Gray Davis from 2000-2003. Before that from 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was a Fulbright Fellow in 1994. Dr. Clark was the Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the University of California and U.S. Department of Energy, during the 1990s. In 1980, he founded a mass media company in San Francisco, CA, Clark Communications, specializing in the production and distribution of documentary and educational films focused on "social issues" such as "sexual harassment", "health issues" and older workers along with other topics including books from dramatic current events.
Dr. Clark earned three masters degrees from different universities in Illinois and his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife, and their 4 year-old son in Southern California.
Board and Associations
Boards & Associations
- Nularis, Los Angeles, CA
- American Lung Association of California, Oakland, CA
- Solar Program for City of Santa Monica
- Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology (FAST), Cape Elizabeth, ME
- National Building Museum, Washington, DC.
- Research Associate, Minetta Institute, San Jose State University, California
- Altergy Corporation, Folsom, CA
- Green Advisor, Producers Guild of America
- Green Advisor, California Workforce Investment Board
- Vice Chair, Citizens Oversight Committee, Beverly Hills School Bond, $334 million (2008-present) Major Recent Affiliations
- Senior Fellow, Milken Institute, Santa Monica, CA
- Alumni Board Member, University of California, Berkeley
- Association of Strategic Planners, LA Chapter
- Hybrid Electric Transportation Program, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
- Advisory Board Member, Net Impact, San Francisco, CA
- Co-Director, "Six Country Reports on Environmentally Sound Technologies from Developed to Developing Countries", Framework Convention for Climate Change, UN,
- California Defense Conversion Council / Base Closure Commission, Sacramento, CA
- Associate Editor. Utility Policy Journal. Elsevier Press, London, UK.
- Associate Editor. Energy Policy Journal. Elsevier Press, Paris, FR Recent Honors & Awards
- Certification of Appreciation, WINMEC, UCLA (November 2009)
- Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA (April 2009)
- Sagan National Colloquium Award and Speaker, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware (November 2008)
- Beverly Hills Green Team, Beverly Hills, CA (July 2008)
- ATHGO, UCLA (February, 2008)
- Certificate from Los Angeles City Council, Co-Winner of Nobel Peace Prize (February, 2008)
- California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Certificate, Co-Winner of Nobel Peace Prize (February, 2008)
- Todah Rabah, Hasdassah Southern California, Speaker, "Israel: the tiny green giant", Los Angeles, CA (January 2008)
Nobel Peace Prize, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Oslo, Norway, (Dec 2007)