Margaret Clements

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Center for Knowledge Diffusion
Director and President
Professional Background: 

Margaret Clements directs the Center for Knowledge Diffusion, a 501(c)3 not for profit research institute. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana in Educational Policy Studies and Higher Education Administration in 2008. Before obtaining her doctorate, she lived and worked in Europe where she had a career in human resources management. Her research involves four substantive areas: (1) higher education patenting and licensing activities; (2) higher education finance as it pertains to student retention and access; (3) student development and mentor-protégé relationships; and, (4) school policy research. What unites these research domains is a theoretical agenda concerning access to educational opportunity. Whether these issues involve relational, financial, political, systemic or sociological characteristics, her research examines the overarching issue of educational access from the interaction of structure, systems, relations and background.


Measuring and modeling the impact of science conducted on the International Space Station

Dynamic process of research collaboration in NASA's ISS programs

A network analysis of inventor collaboration and diffusiveness on patents granted to U.S. universities

Dynamic processes of scientific collaboration: The evolution of the U.S. university inventor

The Diffusion of Innovation in Genetic Science

University patents and knowledge diffusion: Modeling the complex system of university innovation

Selected Publications: 

1. Clements, Margaret M. (2009). A network analysis of inventor collaboration and diffusiveness on patents granted to U.S. universities. In B. Larsen & J. Leta (Eds.). ISSI 2009: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics. BIREME/PAHO/WHO: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2. Clements, Margaret M. (2008). Patenting at Universities in the United States: A Network Analysis of the Complexities of Domestic and International University Patenting Activities. Doctoral Dissertation,Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

3. Alcantara, Armando and Clements, Margaret M., (2009). Intellectual property and the cultural aspects of collaboration: Comparisons between Mexico and the United States. In J. Zajda & Val Rust (Eds.). Globalisation, Policy and Comparative Research: Discourses of Globalisation, Vol 5. Dordrecht: Spring.

4. Clements, Margaret M. and Herr, Bruce W. (2008). Co-Institution collaboration network on U.S. university patents 1975-2004. NetSci 2008: International Workshop and Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, Norwich, UK, June 23-27, 2008.

5. Clements, Margaret M. (2008). Mapping international institutional relationships on U.S. university patents. Comparative and International Education Society Meeting, New York, NY, March 17-21, 2008.

6. Clements, Margaret M. (2007). The global importance of the U.S. university laboratory: A network analysis of university patenting activities. American Education Research Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 9-13, 2007.

Licensing, Education, mentoring, Collaboration, History of science, knowledge diffusion, college student access, policy research, Patenting

SoSP Posted Content

Re: Communicating New Horizons Impacts

Posted: Jul 16, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Re: Glut of postdoc researchers stirs quiet crisis in science

Posted: Oct 06, 2014

This deserves a healthy debate.  We would not want to discourage returning adult PhDs--women especially, but also other career changers--from contributing to the research infrastructure.   We must