SMU Economics Faculty Directory


Cullum Clark

Lecturer and Director of the SMU Economics Research Center

Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
Umphrey Lee 310A

J.H. Cullum Clark received his PhD from SMU in May 2017.  Cullum’s chief research interests are macroeconomic policy, economic geography and urban economics, and modern economic history.  Cullum is in the process of launching a new center focused on supporting and promoting policy-relevant research on economic issues at SMU.  He will also teach undergraduate classes on economic history and development. Cullum earned a B.A. in History at Yale University and an A.M. in Political Science at Harvard University.  He has worked for 24 years in the investment industry, serving since 2002 as President of Prothro Clark Company, a Dallas investment firm.  In addition to his time in the PhD program, his involvement with SMU includes serving since 2008 on the University’s Investment Committee and since 2010 on the Tate Lecture Series Board of Directors, and he has recently been named a Tower Center Fellow.  He also serves on the boards of the Eugene McDermott Foundation and Uplift Education, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Dallas Assembly.  He and his wife Nita have three daughters: Lili (20), Annabel (18), and Charlotte (14).  Cullum will be dividing his time between managing family business matters and his work in the Economics Department.  He is delighted to be joining the SMU faculty.  


Research Interests

 macroeconomic policy, economic geography and urban economics, and modern economic history

Courses Taught

ECO 4376 - Topics in Economic History