Joseph Clark was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended St. John Fisher College where he studied new transformations with benzene oxide under the direction of Professor Daniel Piccolo, graduating with a B.S. in chemistry in 2008. Continuing his interest in organic chemistry method development and catalysis, he completed a Ph.D. in June of 2014 in the research group of Professor Steven T. Diver at the University at Buffalo. While under the direction of Professor Diver, he developed new methods for the synthesis of 1,3 dienes. Joseph was awarded both the Speyer and Silbert graduate fellowships for excellence in research along with the Mattern-Tyler award for excellence in teaching. He joined Professor M. Christina White’s group in September of 2014 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and worked on developing new base metal-catalyzed methods for intermolecular C—H functionalization. While in the White group he received a NIH NRSA Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship. Joseph joined the chemistry faculty at Marquette University in August of 2018 as an assistant professor. He is an avid sports enthusiast who enjoys running, biking, playing tennis, golf and racquetball during his free time.

Joseph Clark, PhD



09/2014 - 01/2018      University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL 
                                   Postdoctoral fellow, advisor: Prof. M. Christina White


09/2009 - 08/2014      University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 
                                   Graduate student, advisor: Prof. Steven T. Diver

06/2007 - 08/2007      University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY

                                   NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates,

                                   advisor: Prof. Steven T. Diver


09/2004 - 05/2008      St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY