Dr. Frank Clemente
Professor of Social Science and Energy Policy
Penn State University
Co-Author, National Coal Council's, "The Urgency of Sustainable Coal"
Frank Clemente is a Senior Member of the Graduate Faculty at Penn State and former Director of the University’s Environmental Policy Center. He was a National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economic and Industrial Development at the University of Wisconsin. The Senior Class of 2007 voted him "Best Professor" at Penn State.
Clemente’s research specialization is the socioeconomic impact of energy policy, especially on families, minorities, business and communities. He has published more than 100 articles in energy related media including Public Utilities Fortnightly, Electrical World, Nuclear News, World Oil, American Coal, Oil and Gas Journal and the Journal of Commerce. His social science publications have appeared in such journals as Farm Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Black Studies, Growth and Change and Rural Sociology. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation. Professor Clemente was first listed in the Social Science section of American Men and Women of Science in 1979. Clemente has a bachelor of art's degree in english from Indiana University and a doctorate in demography from the University of Tennessee.