About Clovia Hamilton technology transfer research:
Clovia Hamilton is a researcher at the intersection of technology and society!
Born in 1966, Clovia studied engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign from 1983-1988. After obtaining her degree, she was a construction project manager for the City of Chicago and a transportation planner for the Georgia Department of Transportation. From 1995-1996, she helped the City of Atlanta manage Olympic transportation and comprehensive development planning. In 1996, after completing law school, she joined the US PTO as a patent examiner. She went on to manage the engineering patent portfolios at the US EPA National Vehicle Fuel and Emissions Lab, University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana and Old Dominion University. This sparked Clovia Hamilton’s technology transfer research about universities and federal labs.
In 2003, she became a faculty member at East Carolina University and taught land use, zoning and urban planning legislation. She now has 13 years of experience teaching business law and ethics, operations management, smart cities, software applications and sustainability. She is experienced and hits the ground running!
Read the Clovia Hamilton technology transfer publications. She researches business law & ethics, technology management, academic entrepreneurship, faculty and student startups, college industry partnerships, university and federal lab technology transfer operations as novel supply chain networks, supply chain management issues, intellectual property, and scientific misconduct.
Clovia is also a public speaker and has taught government contracting and leadership to small business owners; and workforce development classes to job seekers. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she founded and led Lemongrass Consulting from 2005 to 2015. She researches entrepreneurial and technology transfer operations and advocates for an increase women and minorities in STEM related academic entrepreneurship – – especially inventorship and technology transfer.
Clovia is committed to service in the higher education arena. She has joined the editorial board of the Applied Management Journal. She also serves as a peer reviewer for the Academy of Management (AOM), Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Technology and Innovation Management Review, the Southern Management Association (SMA), American Society of Engineering Managers (ASEM), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and Emerald Publishing.
Dr. Hamilton is also a co-founder of the Facebook Group “Quotidian Scholars” for a variety of career professionals who are every day scholars working to expand their vocabulary, share their love of reading books and discuss related current events! The group started with 100 members in 2017. Now there are more than 300 members!!
In addition, Clovia is a member of the Georgia bar, and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) bar as a patent attorney. Clovia researches technology transfer and intellectual property piracy.
She is also committed to regional economic development and is an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certified urban planner. In the urban planning arena, Clovia researches AI and smart cities, data privacy, environmental sustainability, electric vehicles (EVs), high tech economic development using high tech transportation corridors, and China’s investments in Africa’s transportation infrastructure.