Debra Clark, Ph.D
Associate Professor (Social Foundations)
I received a B.A. from Mount Union College in 1984 and my M.A. in 1986 from Bowling Green State University. I worked for seven years in student affairs. My last position in this field was Director of Residence Life at Cleveland State University, where I also began my doctoral studies in Urban Education. After leaving Cleveland State University as an administrator I decided to transfer to Kent State University to pursue a degree in Cultural Foundations of Education. I received my PhD from Kent in May, 2003. My current research interest is pre-service teachers personality traits as they relate to openness to issues of diversity.
B.A., Self-defined Interdisciplinarian, Mount Union College M.A., Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University Ph.D., Cultural Foundations of Education, Kent State University
Examining pre-service teachers personality traits and openness to diversity Using the Jackson Inventory to measure empathy cooperativeness innovation breadth of interest complexity tolerance and anxiety We are correlating these personality traits to openness to issues of race sexual orientation gender and social class using the Survey of Cultural Attitudes and Behaviors (SCAB) Examining how my pedagogy influences openness to issues of diversity via pre and post tests
- Member, American Association of University Professors, 2013 - present
- Member, Assessment Committee of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 2013 - present
- Advisory Board, National Network of Diverse Educators, 2012 - present