Clay Stalls currently serves as an associate librarian at Loyola Marymount University’s Von der Ahe Library and the manuscript curator of the Center's Research Collection Archives & Special Collections Department. He received his Ph.D. in history from UCLA, where he taught in the Department of History from 1992 to 1995. Dr. Stalls has also taught in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University. Additionally Dr. Stalls earned the MLIS, with a concentration in archives and special collections at UCLA.
Besides his studies in archival theory and methodology, he has formal training and experience in codicology, paleography, and diplomatics. While at UCLA, Dr. Stalls held internships at the Huntington Library and UCLA's Department of Special Collections. He also worked as a research assistant with the California Encoded Archival Description Project, a research project on the application of standard general markup languages to archival collection guides in electronic information systems. Before coming to Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Stalls served as the archivist for the California Social Welfare Archives of the University of Southern California Library System. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists