Terry Clower

Terry Clower

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Mark White

Jeannette Chapman

Terry L. Clower, Ph.D.
Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Terry L. Clower is the Director of the Center for Regional Analysis, the Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.  The Center provides economic and public policy research services to sponsors in the private, non-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining GMU, he was director for the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. Dr. Clower also spent 10 years employed in private industry in logistics and transportation management positions.

Dr. Clower has authored or co-authored over 120 articles, book chapters, and research reports reflecting experience in economic and community development, economic and fiscal impact analysis, transportation, land use planning, housing, and economic forecasting. His scholarly articles have appeared in Economic Development Quarterly; Urban Studies; Economic Development Review; Regional Studies, Regional Science; the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies; Regional Studies Regional Science, Sustaining Regions; and Applied Research in Economic Development. He recently completed a term as regional (Americas) editor for the journal Regional Science Policy and Practice.

Dr. Clower 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.


Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D.
Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor
Senior Advisor and Director of Special Projects, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Professor Fuller joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1994 as Professor of Public Policy and Regional Development. He served as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from July 1998 to June 2000 and from July 2001 to July 2002. He also serves as Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. In September 2001, the GMU Board of Visitors appointed him University Professor and in July 2002 he was named to the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair.

Prior to joining the George Mason University faculty, he served on the faculty at George Washington University for twenty-five years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development and one as Director of Doctoral Programs for the School of Business and Public Management.

Dr. Fuller received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University (1962) and his Doctorate in Regional Planning and Economic Development (1969) from Cornell University. He has authored more than 750 articles, papers, and reports in the field of urban and regional economic development including monthly reports on the Washington metropolitan area (since 2/91) and Fairfax County economies (6/97 to 6/09).

His research focuses on the changing structure of metropolitan area economies and measuring their current and near-term performance. He developed a monthly series of indicators that track the current and near-term performance of the Washington’s area economy in 1990. He also developed leading and coincident indices for Fairfax County in 1997 and prepared monthly reports for the County from June 1997 through June 2009.

His research includes studies on the impacts of federal spending, the hospitality industry, international business and the building industry on the Washington area economy. His international assignments include Kazakhstan, Georgia, Hungary and China as well as on-going projects in Portugal. Many of his reports are available on the Center for Regional Analysis website (www.cra-gmu.org).

Governor Kaine appointed him to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists and appointment he had held under Governors Warner, Allen and Wilder. In 2003, he was a member of the Governor Warner’s Tax Reform Working Group. He also is a member of the CFO Advisory Group of the District of Columbia. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and Tompkins Builders Inc., a DC-based company. He served as an economic advisor to Fairfax County, VA between 1995 and 2009 and was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Authority for a five-year term ending in 2009. In 2007, he was appointed by Cardinal Bank as its Chief Economist.

In 1996, he was honored by the Economic Club of Washington as Educator of the Year and in 1997 was selected for the Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award by Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society of land economists. He served as President of the Washington Chapter of Lambda Alpha from 1998 to 2000 and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Washington District Council. He was a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow from 2001 through 2008.

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Mark C. White, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Mark C. White is the Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. Dr. White joined the Center in January 2016.

Prior to coming to GMU, Dr. White was the Vice President for Research at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) in Arlington, VA. During his 11 years at CREC, Dr. White managed a wide variety of economic and workforce development research and technical assistance projects across the United States and Canada. These projects include several value chain and industry cluster analyses in Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He also facilitated strategic planning initiatives in regions in North Carolina, Iowa, Texas and Ontario. Dr. White also supported policy efforts related to advanced manufacturing, economic development incentives, and economic diversity. Dr. White has also led numerous professional development workshops related to regional analysis and data-driven, strategic planning for economic development.

Dr. White served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the National University of Ireland’s Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) in Galway from 2002 to 2004. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of regional development and economic geography, such as Environment and Planning A, European Urban and Regional Studies, and European Planning Studies.

Dr. White received a Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies with a focus on Economic Development from the University of Miami, a Master’s of Arts in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.


Jeannette Chapman
Research Associate, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Jeannette Chapman joined the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis in 2013 as a Research Associate.  Prior to joining the Center, she was the research associate at the DowntownDC Business Improvement District where she analyzed the major economic sectors of the downtown area.  At the Center, she is responsible for tracking regional and national data.  Her primary areas of research include housing, economic development and employment statistics.

Ms. Chapman received B.A.’s in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 2006 and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University in 2015.