Program Director of M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Interim Program Director of Ph.D. in Leadership Studies
1993 B.A. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Art History
1995 M.Ed. Virginia Tech, Student Personnel Services
2017 Ph.D., University of Georgia, College Student Affairs Administration
Bio and research interests:
Dr. Clark is originally from Vero Beach, FL and has enjoyed living and working in FL, GA, VA, OR, and WA. She is passionate about the liberal arts, small colleges, first-generation students, and making higher education more accessible and equitable. She joined the Saint Martin’s University faculty in 2018 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in 2017. Her passion for teaching and learning is lifelong and is shaped by being a first-generation student herself and understanding the challenges that today’s students face. Her research is centered on professional practice, small college environments, assessment, and the application of law to higher education.
- Clark, J. (2020). Deans of students: Historical perspectives and insights at small colleges. Journal of Student Affairs, 24. https://sahe.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/08/Deans-of-Students-Historical-Perspectives-and-Insights-at-Small-Liberal-Arts-Colleges-Clark.pdf
- Clark, J. & Dean, L.A. (2018, April 20). [Review of the book Student affairs assessment: Theory to practice, by G. Henning & D. Roberts]. Teachers College Record. Available from Teachers College Record http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=22335
- Clark, J. & Brown, S. (2017). Connecting assessment and strategic planning to advancing equity on campus. The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 3(1). https://jsai.scholasticahq.com/article/2002-connecting-assessment-and-strategic-planning-to-advancing-equity-on-campus
- Clark, J. (2016). Small College Financing, Persistence, and the Importance of Academic Support Services at a Small Liberal Arts Institution. Brenau University, Gainesville, GA.
ACPA-College Student Educators International (www.myacpa.org)
NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (www.naspa.org)
ELA-Education Law Association (www.educationlaw.org)
Dr. Clark enjoys traveling, visiting museums and historic locations, combing estate sales, collecting vintage holiday décor, and listening to dozens of podcasts. She is a decent baker who loves the Great British Baking Show. Her favorite companion is Riley, the poodle!