Professor Emeritus (retired) Professor Clary taught Research Design, Evaluation Methods, Organizational Dynamics, and Managing in the Nonprofit Sector. His research focus is in program evaluation methods, organizational design issues in governmental and nonprofit service delivery, and citizen participation in a democratic society. He recently served as Project Director for Maine research conducted as part of a 50-state study of the role of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services conducted by the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY-Albany.
His current work includes an evaluation of a US Department of Education program, "Teaching American History," for the Maine Humanities Council and on-going research in the United Kingdom and the United States on community currency systems. He is also working on a collaborative initiative between the American University in Bulgaria and the Muskie School.