Pat Clark

Pat Clark

Chairperson of the Department of Elementary Education

Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8564

Room:TC 305 A


About Patricia Clark

Dr. Patricia Clark is Professor of Early Childhood Education, Chair of the Department of Elementary Education, and co-founder of the Schools Within the Context of Community community-engaged program of teacher preparation at Ball State University. Along with colleagues, Dr. Clark has obtained more than $2 million in funding to support the priorities of the community for the education of children. Dr. Clark has presented extensively at national conferences and has published numerous articles on early childhood education and diversity. She is the co-author of the book Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice (Zygmunt & Clark, 2015). Dr. Clark is committed to preparing future teachers who engage with the communities they serve in order to provide education that focuses on social justice and equity for all.

Professional Experience

Professor

Chairperson, Department of Elementary Education

Education

Ph.D.

University of Illinois, 1993

M.A.E.

Boston University, 1978

B.A.

Indiana University, 1974

Research and Publications

  • Zygmunt, E. & Clark, P. (2016). Transforming teacher education for social justice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Clark, P., Zygmunt, E., & Howard, T. (2016). Why race and culture matter in schools, and why we need to get this right: A conversation with Dr. Tyrone Howard. The Teacher Educator, 51, 1-9.
  • Zygmunt, E., Clark, P., Tancock, S., Mucherah, W., & Clausen, J. (2015). Books like me: Engaging the community in the intentional selection of culturally relevant children’s literature. Childhood Education 91(1), 24-34.

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood Education

Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

Teacher Education

Early Literacy

Other Professional Activities

Awards:

2017 Outstanding Book Award (Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice, Zygmunt & Clark). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Multicultural Education and Diversity Award (2017). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (with Eva Zygmunt, S. Tancock, J. Clausen, K, Cipollone).

Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2016). American Association of State Colleges and Universities (with Eva Zygmunt, S. Tancock, J. Clausen, K, Cipollone, W. Mucherah).

Division K Award for Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education (2016). American Educational Research Association (with Eva Zygmunt, S. Tancock, J. Clausen, W. Mucherah).

Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award (2013); Ball State University.