Dr. Susan A. Clark

Department, Office, or School
Department of Health and Physical Education
  • Assistant Professor

Professional Experience at RIC

2018-2020 Video Analysis Fellow
2018 Granted Sabbatical at Rhode Island College
2011 Granted Tenure at Rhode Island College
2010-Present Coordinator Health Education Teacher Preparation Program
2006-Present Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College, Health and Physical Education Department

Scholarly/Professional Activity

Reports

2016 RIDE Report for Health Education Program at Rhode Island College (major writer)
2015 CAEP/AAHE Report for Health Education Program at Rhode Island College (major writer)
2010 NCATE/AAHE Report for Health Education Program at Rhode Island College (major writer)
2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Alcohol Education Grant Final Report
2008, 2009, 2010 NCAA Alcohol Education Grant Yearly Reports

Education

Ed. D. 2006
Argosy University, Sarasota, FL 
Educational Leadership

C.A.G.S. 2002
Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH 
Education

M.Ed. 1998 
Springfield College, Springfield, MA 
Health Studies

B.S. 1989 
Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH 
Interdisciplinary - Psychology & Exercise Science

Selected Publications

Clark, S. (2018, October) Performance assessments aligned with skills-based health education Accepted Presentation at the American School Health Association National Conference. Indianapolis, IN

Clark, S. (with RIC Teacher Candidates) (2014, February). Remember your set induction! Presentation at the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD. Newport, RI.

Clark, S. (2011, April). Self-esteem teaching strategies. Presentation at the National AAHPERD Convention. San Diego, CA. 

Clark, S. (2010, November). How to teach about depression and suicide gracefully and meaningfully. Accepted as oral presentation (delivered as virtual) at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain. 

Clark, S. (2010, November). Utilizing literature in health education curricula. Accepted as oral presentation (delivered as virtual) at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain.

Berard Reed, K. & Clark, S. (2010, March). Using children"s literature in the health education classroom. Presentation at the National AAHPERD Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Clark, S. (2010, March). Teaching about depression gracefully and meaningfully. Presentation at the National AAHPERD Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Berard Reed, K. & Clark, S. (2010, February). Bringing literature into the health education classroom: It"s easier than you think. Presentation at the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD Conference. Rye, NY.

Clark, S. (2010, February). Do as I say and as I do: Health educator as a role model. Presentation at the Eastern District of Association of AAHPERD Conference. Rye. NY.

Clark, S. (2010, February). Stress management strategies your students will love and remember. Presentation at the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD Conference. Rye. NY.

Clark, S. (2010), February). Depression and suicide: Strategies for teaching with confidence and comfort. Presentation at the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD Conference. Rye, NY.

Clark, S. (2009, November). Mental health teaching strategies. Presentation at the Vermont Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Killington, VT.

Clark, S. (2009, November). Stress management teaching strategies. Presentation at the Vermont 
Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Killington, VT.

Berard Reed, K. & Clark, S. (2008, February) Developing Rubrics in Health Education. Presentation at the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Newport, RI.

 

Accepted presentations:  Clark, S. (January, 2010). Depression and Suicide; Mental Health Teaching Strategies; and Stress Management Strategies for New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention

Courses

HPE 101 Human Sexuality
HPE 102 Personal Health
HPE 200 Promoting Health and Well-Being in Schools
HPE 335 Consumer Health
HPE 410 Managing Stress and Mental/Emotional Health
HPE 417 Practicum in Elementary Health Education
HPE 418 Practicum in Secondary Health Education
HPE 419 Independent Study
HPE 422 Student Teaching Seminar in Health Education
HPE 424 Student Teaching in Health Education
HPE 431 Drug Education
HPE 562 Graduate Seminar in Health Education

Services to the College

Chair - Academic Integrity Board (2013-present)

FSEHD Reflective Practice Committee (2008-2013 and 2018-present)

FSEHD Partnerships and Placements Committee (2013-2015)

FSEHD Assessment Committee (2015-2017)

Curriculum Committee (2007-2009)

Rhode Island College Council (2009-2013)

HPE Department Technology Committee (2017-present)

Committee on Committees (2013)

Development of Henry Barnard School health education curriculum with RIC and HBS faculty (2013)

Committee on Student Life (2009-2011)