Matthew Clark - ex officio
DHS Office of University Programs
Matthew Clark, Ph.D. is Chief of Research for DHS’ Office University Programs. He is the author of over 50 papers, reports and regulatory and policy analyses. At DHS Dr. Clark responsible for managing, integrating and delivering the research of the DHS Research and Education Centers, a $50 million per year grant program. Prior to joining DHS, Dr. Clark spent 11 years as an economist with the US Environmental Protection Agency. He established, planned and managed an Economics and Decision Sciences grant program that generated some of the most significant and widely used research results ever supported by USEPA. He also led an USEPA-wide effort to establish measures of program benefits and cost-effectiveness across all Agency programs. Dr. Clark also managed the quality control and release of all regulatory economics products for the Office of Water and was an industry economist in EPA’s Office of Science and Technology. Earlier, he was an energy and environmental economics consultant for public and private clients, an economist and budget planner for the Washington State Department of Ecology, and a land use and environmental planner for the two largest counties in Washington State. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, his Masters from Washington State University, and his Bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Clark was once a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala in the mid-1970s.