Faculty Profile for Dr. Matthew T Clement

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Dr. Matthew T Clement
Associate Professor — Sociology
Associate Professor — Sociology
UAC 449
phone: (512) 245-2113

Biography Section

Research Interests

My 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

  • 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.
  • Clement, M. T., Smith, C. L., & Leverenz-Soetaert, T. (2021). Quality of Life and the Carbon Footprint: A Zip-Code Level Study Across the United States. The Journal of Environment & Development, 30(4), 323–343.
  • Pattison, A., Clement, M. T., & Habans, R. (2022). 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, 12(1), 81–90.
  • 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.

Selected Awards

  • 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

Faculty Mentor
Xi Pan
Graduate Steering Committee, Department of Sociology
Sustainability Studies Advisory Council
Reviewer / Referee
Sociological Forum
Reviewer / Referee
Sociology Compass