PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Director, Center for Digital Media, Innovation and Diversity
Center for History and NewMedia
Instructional Design and Technology
Learning Technologies Design Research
Phone: (703) 993-3669
Fax: (703) 993-2722
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall L045
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Kevin Clark, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies, and Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. In addition to his scholarly work on the design and development of educational interactive media for diverse audiences, Dr. Clark has extensive experience as a designer and consultant in the areas of educational game design, online and interactive media, and issues of diversity and inclusion in digital media. He holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University as well as a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Clark's research interests include the role of video games and interactive media in the education of children and adults. His recent scholarly activities focus on the use of video game design to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers; examining pathways and best practices for increasing diversity in STEM disciplines; and issues of diversity in the design and development of educational media. His research has been funded by organizations like: National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Entertainment Software Association, and Dell. Kevin also serves as an advisor to organizations such as: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Common Sense Media, the Fred Rogers Center, Disney Junior, and the National Parks Service.
Dr. Clark has also been honored by the White House as a STEM Access Champion of Change for his work to support and accelerate STEM opportunities for African American students, schools, and communities.