Faculty Profile for Dr. Matthew T Clement
Research InterestsMy areas of interest include environmental and urban sociology as well as quantitative and spatial data analysis. In my research, I focus on two general questions pertaining to human-environment interactions: How does modern development transform and respond to changes in the built and natural environments, and what role does urbanization play in this process? To answer these questions, I have used GIS and spatial panel models to investigate the multidimensional effects of population and economic change on a variety of environmental outcomes over time, mostly within the United States. More recently, I have extended this line of inquiry to examine variation in measures of sustainable development cross-nationally.
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Pattison, A., Clement, M. T., & Habans, R. (2021). The Uneven Weight of Carbon on Policy: Towards a Framework for Understanding How Greenhouse Gas Inventories Can Inform Equitable Climate Policy Design. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-021-00713-1
- Leon-Corwin, M., Clement, M. T., & Smith, C. L. (2021). Are Global Neighborhoods in Houston Less Polluted? A Spatial Analysis of 21st Century Urban Demographics. Human Ecology Review, 26(1), 117–139.
- Ergas, C., McGee, J., Greiner, P., & Clement, M. T. (2021). Does Gender Climate Influence Climate Change? The Multidimensionality of Gender Equality and Its Countervailing Effects on the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being. Sustainability, 13(7), 3956.
- Clement, M. T., & Alvarez, C. (2020). The Inequality of Mundane Environmental Change: Assessing the Impacts of Socioeconomic Status and Race on Neighborhood Land Development, 2001-2011. Sociological Perspectives, 63(2), 292–311.
- McGee, J., Ergas, C., Greiner, P., Christensen, M., & Clement, M. T. (2020). Gender Inequality, Reproductive Justice, and Decoupling Economic Growth and Emissions: A Panel Analysis of the Moderating Association of Gender Equality on the Relationship between Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions. Environmental Sociology, 6(3), 254–267.
- Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2021, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2021
- Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2017
- Award / Honor Recipient: Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Environment & Technology. 2013
- Award / Honor Recipient: Wasby-Johnson Dissertation Award, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon. 2013
- Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Student Publication Award, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon. 2011
Selected Service Activities
Graduate Steering Committee, Department of Sociology
Sustainability Studies Advisory Council
Reviewer / Referee
Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Reviewer / Referee
American Sociological Review