Kathryn Clark, professor of human environmental sciences and coordinator for the child development program, has been on the Meredith faculty since 1992.
Clark completed postgraduate work in Maternal and Child Health in the Division of Physical Therapy at UNC where her work focused on neonatal and premature infant assessment. In addition, she completed an internship in child life at Duke Medical Center (where she currently volunteers) and is certified as a child life specialist (CCLS).
Clark’s varied work experiences include teaching young children in a university-affiliated program, setting up and directing an early intervention program, directing an educational therapy program for an in-patient pediatric rehabilitation program and serving as a developmental specialist at a Developmental Evaluation Center, (now the Children’s Developmental Services Agency).
She has held office and been a governing board member for the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, and has served as chairperson for the North Carolina Birth through Kindergarten Higher Education Consortium. Clark, along with child development students, has traveled to Sweden and Mongolia to study and to share information about best practice in early childhood.
She was recently appointed by Govenor Easley to the NC Interagency Coordinating Council. In May 2008 she and Ann Noland traveled to Auckland, NZ to present a paper to the World Forum of Teacher Educators.
Degrees Held: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in human development and family studies, UNC-Greensboro.
Courses Taught: Infant development, curriculum for young children, teaming and collaboration and readings in preschool education and early intervention.
Research Interests: She has published articles on topics of children’s memory and parent-infant assessments.
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