Terry Clower, PhD

Associate Professor,
Director of Center for Economic Development and Research
University of North Texas
(Denton, Texas)

Terry L. Clower is director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. The Center provides economic and public policy consulting services to clients in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Prior to joining UNT in January 1992, Dr. Clower was employed in private industry in logistics and site location management positions. Dr. Clower has served as project manager, staff researcher, and statistical analyst on numerous projects reflecting experience in labor relations, economic and community development, public utility issues, transportation, and economic impact analyses. He serves as the Center’s resident expert on telecommunications focusing on policy issues regarding infrastructure development. Drawing upon nearly a decade of experience in logistics management, Dr. Clower leads the Center’s transportation research efforts. In addition to his work with the Center for Economic Development and Research, Dr. Clower has performed consulting services to municipalities and companies in the electronics, telecommunications, and publishing industries. The focus of these activities has included rural development, labor relations, tax policies, and market performance issues. Dr. Clower is an associate professor with the Institute of Applied Economics at the University of North Texas. He has taught formal courses in economic and community development, research methods, and the political economy of Texas. In addition, Dr. Clower works with several students each semester in one-on-one explorations of a variety of topics. He received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982, a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of North Texas in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas in 1997 specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.