In her capacity as Assistant Survey Director, Dorothy Clark brings strong research and writing skills, as well as a boundless sense of curiosity, to her work at the Boston Landmarks Commission. Of particular note, she will be shepherding the completion of study reports for pending Landmark designations across the city.
Dorothy is personally and professionally passionate about history—reading it, researching and writing it, disseminating and discussing it. Her personal mission is to promote the relevance of historical and cultural resources to foster the public’s critical and enlightened engagement with knowledge of the past.
Before joining the Boston Landmarks Commission, Dorothy served as editor of Historic New England, the member publication of Historic New England. A full-time journalist in her previous career, Dorothy has worked for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Bay State Banner. She holds a master's in Design Studies/Historic Preservation from the Boston Architectural College, a master’s in American history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a bachelor's in English/journalism, also from UMass Amherst.
Dorothy grew up in several Boston neighborhoods and now resides in a Jamaica Plain three-decker with her relatives.