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Kevin Clark

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

Contact Information

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Phone: (703) 993-3669
Fax: (703) 993-2722

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall L045
4400 University Dr.
MS 5D6
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. Kevin Clark is a full professor in the Learning Technologies Division of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His research interests include the role of interactive and digital media in education; issues of diversity in educational media; and broadening participation in STEM careers and disciplines. In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Clark has more than 20 years experience as a designer, advisor, and consultant to organizations such as:  National Park Service, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Common Sense Media, Fred Rogers Center, Disney Junior, Jim Henson Company, and DHX Media.   

Because of his work, Dr. Clark has also been honored by the White House as a STEM Access Champion of Change and selected as a Fellow for the Television Academy Foundation Faculty SeminarDr. Clark holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University.

Recent Publications

  • Hatley, L., Winston, C., Paige, G., Clark, K. (in progress). Mic Up: What results from recording 6,210 minutes of learning as teens connect with computational thinking, science, culture, and story. In R. Joseph, J. Moore, and A. Benson (Eds.), Culture Learning and Technology: Research and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.
  • Sumaroka, M., Clark, K., and Reich, S. (in press). Social and emotional learning opportunities in online games for preschoolers. In S. Tettegah & R. Ferdig (Eds.), Emotions and Technology: Communication of Feelings for, with and through Digital Media. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Publishing Company.Scott, K., Sheridan, K., & Clark, K. (2014). Culturally Responsive Computing: A Theory Revisited. Learning, Media, and Technology. 1 - 25.Scott, K. & Clark, K. (Eds.) (2013). Digital Engagement for Urban Youth: From Theory to Practice [Special Issue]. Urban Education, 48(3).
  • Sheridan, K., Clark, K., & Williams, A. (2013). Designing Games, Designing Roles: A Study of Youth Agency in an Urban Informal Education Program. Urban Education, 48(3), 734-758.
  • Eugene, W. & Clark, K. (2012). E-Learning, Engineering and Learners of African Descent: A Needs Analysis. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 13(2), 45-57.
  • Clark, K. (2012). E-Learning and underserved students. In J.A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Khalili, N., Sheridan, K.,Williams, A., Clark, K., & Stegman, M. (2011). Students designing video games about immunology: Insights for science learning. Computers in the Schools, 28(3), 228 - 240.
  • Dabbagh, N., Clark, K., Dass, S., Al Waaili, S., Byrd, S., Conrad, S., Curran, R., Hampton, S., Koduah, G., Moore, D., &, Turner, J. (2011). Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 59(July).
  • Dass, S., Dabbagh, N., & Clark, K., (2011). Using Virtual Worlds: What the Research Says. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 12(2).
  • Clark, K. and Sheridan, K. (2010). Game design through mentoring and collaboration. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 19(2), pp. 125-145
  • Scott, K., Clark, K., Sheridan, K., Hayes, E., and Mruczek, C. (2010). Engaging More Students from Underrepresented Groups In Technology: What Happens if We Dont? Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, pp. 4097-4104. Chesapeake, VA: AACE
  • Scott, K., Clark, K., Sheridan, K., Mruczek, C., and Hayes, E. (2010). Culturally Relevant Computing Programs: Two Examples to Inform Teacher Professional Development. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, pp. 1269-1277. Chesapeake, VA: AACE

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