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Faculty and Staff Profile

Nathan Teklemariam

Assistant Professor

Office: Poole Agricultural Center, Roo



Educational Background

2021, Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D. Public Policy & Administration

2013, Virginia Commonwealth University, MA, Urban and Regional Planning

2011, Marymount Manhattan College, BA, International Studies & Political Science

Courses Taught

PADM 8220: Policy Process
PADM 8780: Comparative Public Administration
POST 8990: Urban Policy


Nathan Teklemariam is an Assistant Professor at Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Political Science Department. Teklemariam attained his Ph.D. In Public Policy & Administration at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2021. His research focuses on urban policy centered around housing, neighborhood change, and economic development through the lens of equity and justice both at the national and global scale. Teklemariam also engages in comparative public administration research examining relationships between political/bureaucratic systems, political/administrative actors and processes and differences in public service delivery.

Research Interests

Urban policy and development
Equity in spatial development
Comparative public policy and admnistration

Research Publications

Teklemariam, N. (2022). Sustainable Development Goals and Equity in Urban Planning: A
Comparative Analysis of Chicago, So Paulo, and Delhi. Sustainability, 14(20), 13227–.
DOI: 10.3390/su142013227

Teklemariam, N. (2023). Does location matter? The spatial equity implications of the Integrated
housing Development Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Urban, Planning, and
Transport Research, 11(1). DOI: 10.1080/21650020.2022.2159512

Harper-Anderson, E., & Teklemariam, N. (2023). An Analysis of the Economic Impact of
COVID-19 and the C.A.R.E.S. Act on African-American Workers and Businesses in
Virginia.”. In E. Harper-Anderson, J. Albanese, & S. T. Gooden (Eds.), The Triple
Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy. New York, Routledge.
ISBN 9781032261782

Teklemariam, N. (2015). Historic preservation for sustainable development: A technical and
technological framework. In H. Sewnet, Building Ethiopia: Innovations in the built
environment (Vol. Second, pp. 104-117). Addis Ababa: EIABC

Honors and Awards

2021 Black History in the Making Award (Virginia Commonwealth University)
2019 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2018 Founders’ Fellow - American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
2018 International Young Scholars Workshop Fellowship - American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
2018 Equity and Inclusion Student Fellow - Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

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