Christine Clark

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction/Multicultural Education
Director, Center for Multicultural Education
Founding Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Expertise: Multicultural curriculum development/transformation in P-12 and higher education across disciplines/subject areas, Understanding and interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, White anti-racist identity development and implications for teacher education, Equity compliance and diversity training, Multicultural organizational development

Biography

Christine Clark is a professor of curriculum and instruction, senior scholar for multicultural education, and founding vice president for diversity and inclusion at UNLV. She coordinates master's and doctoral level specialization programs in multicultural education in the department of teaching and learning within the College of Education. Clark’s specialty is in the development of critical multicultural, bilingual education as a tool for disarming violence in schools and communities.

Clark has a three-tired research agenda that focuses on:

  1. White anti-racist identity development and multicultural teacher education preparation
  2. The prison industrial complex and implications for urban educational leadership
  3. Multicultural curriculum transformation in P-12 and higher education across disciplines

Previously at the University of Maryland, College Park, Clark was the executive director of the office of diversity and inclusion, an arm of the president's office, as well as an affiliate associate professor in the department of education policy and leadership and the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education in the College of Education. Clark was also an associate professor and the coordinator of the Urban Educational Leadership doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati, and an assistant professor of multicultural teacher education/curriculum and instruction at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. 

During the 1998-99 and 2005-06 academic years, Clark was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at La Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and at La Universidad Rafael Landivar in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, where she conducted research with graduate students on the theme "Violencia en Espacios Escolares" (Violence in Schools).

Education

  • Ed.D., Multicultural/bilingual education, multicultural organizational/community development & urban educational leadership, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.Ed., Cross-cultural counseling & multicultural curriculum development, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B.A., Economics, Franklin & Marshall College

Christine Clark In The News

May 1, 2017
Despite the recent change in political parties in our nation’s capital, colleges of education and teacher preparation programs continue to be blamed for the failure of public education. Indeed this blame is not new; it has a long history and deep roots designed to distract the broad base of education stakeholders from co-engaging in the kind of dialogue and inquiry needed to develop effective, lasting educational reform. This is especially true for those students and their families who have been the most persistently and pervasively underserved by America’s public schools.

Articles Featuring Christine Clark

Research | September 9, 2020
College of Education professors Christine Clark and Norma A. Marrun reactivate center, examine absence of Ethnic Studies in schools and teacher education programs.