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Clark, William

  • By: Valerie Ledwith
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Issues of mobility and migration have not only defined William A. V. Clark's research but also initiated his entry into the discipline of geography. After earning his BA and MA degrees from the University of New Zealand in 1960 and 1961, he received a Fulbright fellowship and traveled to the United States, where he received his PhD in geography from the University of Illinois in 1964. Following graduation, he returned to New Zealand, where he lectured in the geography department at the University of Canterbury until 1966. He came back to the United States, first to the geography department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1966, where he was appointed adjunct associate professor of urban planning in 1968, and then to the geography department ...

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