Clovia Hamilton
Assistant Professor
Department of Technology and Society
SUNY Korea
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Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management concentration,
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Research Interests: Technology transfer, technology commercialization, technology in the cities, smart cities, urban planning technology, STEM, STEAM, smart cities, engineering ethics, data privacy, artificial intelligence, engineering pedagogy, cognitive assistive technology, educational technology

Prior to joining SUNY Korea, Dr. Clovia Hamilton taught business ethics and operations
management at Winthrop University in South Carolina, USA. Clovia has taught business and engineering ethics for many years primarily as an adjunct professor.

Dr. Hamilton is multi-disciplined. She is a patent attorney with a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (’96); and Master of Laws in intellectual property law (LLM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (’01). She served as Director of Intellectual Property and Research Compliance at Old Dominion University; and as a technology transfer specialist at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab. Clovia began her career in construction materials and building research at the US Army Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign Illinois in 1985 and the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Materials Research Lab in 1990. She worked in the Artificial Intelligence unit at CERL and development expert systems in the area of expert knowledge management.

Professor Hamilton has also served as an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) principal urban planner for the City of Atlanta; and as a comprehensive development planner, transportation planner, and transportation engineer for the US Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Transportation, City of Atlanta and City of Chicago.

Current research:
Dr. Hamilton has several publications largely focused on university research lab technology transfer, management of intellectual property rights, antitrust issues in patent licensing, high tech transportation corridors, and related regional economic development. She has also published in the area of data privacy comparing the US regulations to the European Union’s (EU) GDPR. Further, Clovia has published in the area of business ethics and managerial pedagogy.

Dr. Hamilton began teaching college students in 2003. She has taught urban planning,
environmental sustainability, law, ethics, supply chain management, operations management, government contracting, business development and statistics.

Joining SUNY Korea in the Spring of 2020, she instructs in:
EST 203: Technology in the City
EST 331: Engineering Ethics
Industrial Engineering
Engineering Education, Education Technology