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Phone: (703) 993-3669
Fax: (703) 993-2722
Email: kclark6 (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall L045
4400 University Dr.
MS 5D6
Fairfax, VA 22030

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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, broadening participation in STEM careers and disciplines, and issues of diversity in children's media. In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Clark has more than 20 years experience as a designer, advisor, and consultant to informal learning and media organizations such as: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Cartoon Network, Jim Henson Company, Fred Rogers Company, DHX Media, Disney Junior, Toca Boca, Hasbro, Mattel, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Studios, and WGBH Kids. Dr. Clark currently serves as: a member of the board of directors for Fred Rogers Productions, a member of the Barbie Global Advisory Council, and an advisor on the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU).   

Dr. Clark was honored by the Obama 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

  • Katz, V., Gonzalez, C., and Clark, K. (2017). Digital Inequality and Developmental Trajectories of Low-income, Immigrant, and Minority Children. Pediatrics, 140(Supplement 2), 132 – 136.
  • Clark, K. (2017). Practical applications of technology as a key to reducing the digital divide among African American youth. Journal of Children and Media. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group
  • Hatley, L., Winston-Proctor, C., Paige, G., Clark, K. (2017). Culture and computational thinking: A pilot study of operationalizing culturally responsive teaching (CRT) in computer science education. In A. Benson, R. Joseph, and J. Moore (Eds.), Culture Learning and Technology: Research and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.
  • Khalili Blackburn, N., and Clark, K. (2017). Students making science games: The design process of students incorporating science content into video games. In A. Benson, R. Joseph, and J. Moore (Eds.), Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practices. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing
  • Clark, K. (2016). Technology tools for family engagement: The role of diversity. In C. Donohue (Ed.), Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.
  • Rideout, V., Scott, K., & Clark, K. (2016). The digital lives of African American tweens, teens, and parents: Innovating and learning with technology. Available at https://cgest.asu.edu/digitallives

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