Robert Clark, Ph.D.

Robert W. Clark
Executive Director of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Associate Professor, Teaching/Instructional
Teaching & Learning

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
338 Ritter Hall 
College of Education 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: (215) 204-3263
robert.clark@temple.edu

Education
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, PA - Agricultural Education
  • M.Ed., North Carolina State University, NC - Agricultural Education
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, NC - Agricultural Education
Areas of Professional Interest

Extensive professional education and professional development leadership experience with the Pennsylvania Career and Technical Administrator’s Association.

Appointed in August of 2005 to the Governor’s Commission for College and Career Success by the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Actively served on the commission and strongly support the final recommendations of the commission to Governor Rendell.

Received the 2005 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Excellence in Agriculture Award from the Honorable Dennis C. Wolff, Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Recent Scholarship

Articles Published - Referred Journals:

Richard, E., Clark, R., & Welch, S. (2011). An analysis of program issues perceived by cooperative education coordinators in Pennsylvania secondary schools and career and technology centers. Career and Technical Education Research Journal 36 (2), 81-103.

Threeton, M., Walter, R., Clark, R., & Ewing, J. (2011). Automotive technology student learning styles and preference for experiential learning. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 19 (1), 33-50.

Clark, R. W., Farmer, E.I., & Welch, S.M. (2010). An examination of leadership issues facing Pennsylvania career and technical administrators. Career and Technical Education Research, 35 (1), 42-57. DOI: 10.5328/cter35.104

Clark, R.W., Threeton, M.D., & Ewing, J.C. (2010). The potential of experiential learning models and practices in career and technical education & career and technical teacher education. The Journal of Career and Technical Education 25 (2), 46-62.

Threeton, M. D., Ewing, J. C., & Clark, R. W. (2010). An informal analysis of career and technical student organization competitive event competencies via Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory. Southern Illinois University Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, IV (3), 1-13.  Retrieved fromhttp://wed.siu.edu/journal/index.php

Farmer, E., Walter, R., & Clark, R. (2009). A Clarion Call for the University Council to serve as a specialized professional association (SPA) for higher education institutions with programs in workforce and human resource education. At Issue Article, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education,46(1), 136-140.

Clark, R.W. & Scanlon, D.C. (1996). The effects of teacher attitudes and related factors on FFA proficiency awards won above the federation level. Journal of Agricultural Education 37 (2), 8-16.

Clark, R.W., & Scanlon, D.C. (1993, March). A natural resources internship program. NACTA Journal, 37-38.

 

Papers Presented at Technical and Professional Meetings:

Clark, R., Erwin, M. & Walker, T. (2012, November). The application of state required core and corollary administrative leadership standards to career and technical education administrator job performance. Presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) Research and Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Ewing, J., Clark, R., & Threeton, M. (2012, November). The role of experiential learning in agricultural teacher preparation strategies for career development events. Presented at at the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) Research and Professional Development Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Clark, R., & McCharen, B. (2011, November).  A look at leadership: An examination of career and technical administrator preparation in the United States.  Presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) Research and Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Clark, R., Walter, R., Ewing, J., & Threeton, M. (2011, November).  The importance of CTE administrative internship program competencies as perceived by CTE administrative directors.  Presented at the 2011 Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) Research and Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Clark, R., Potutschnig, D., Threeton, M. (2011, November). A proposed supervision model for improving CTE instructor performance.  Presented at the International Vocational Education and Training Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Clark, R. (2011, March). Administrative internship competency study. Presented at the 2011 Penn State Career and Technical Education Director’s Academy, University Park, PA.

Zaballero, A., & Clark, R. (2011, February). Ethical leadership: Impact on organizations. Presented at the 2011 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Schaumburg (Chicago), IL.

Clark, R., Farmer, E., & Welch, S. (2010, December). Leadership issue alignment: An analysis of school board presidents and CTE administrators.Presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Clark, R., Hornberger, C., & Pulver, J. (2010 December). The technical assistance project:Improving the performance of CTE students. Presented at the National Occupational Testing Institute Association of Career and Technical Education Pre-Conference Session, Las Vegas, NV.

Foster, D. D., Ewing, J. C., Threeton, M. D., & Clark, R. W. (2010, December). Experiential Education: Purported, but Utilized? Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) Conference Proceedings (Research in Progress Session).

Richard, E., & Clark, R., (2010, December). From competent to proficient: Implementing experiential learning strategies to maximize student achievement on summative occupational assessments. Presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Threeton, M., Walter, R., Clark, R. & Ewing, J. (2010, December) Automotive technology student learning styles and modes of grasping and transforming experience. Presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education Research, Las Vegas, NV.

Gouse, P., & Clark, R. (2010, June). Implementing a values based approach to career decision-making: Empowering clients to find the right fit. Presented at National Career Development Association Global Career Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Clark, R., Farmer, E., & Welch, S. (2010, February). Examining leadership issues facing Pennsylvania career and technical administrators. Presented at Increasing Student Achievement Leads to a Successful Workforce: An Education and Workforce Development Symposium. Coordinated by The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators, Hershey, PA.

Clark, R. & Ewing, J. (2010, February). What is “true” experiential learning in a CTE context? Presented at the 2010 Penn State Career and Technical Education Directors Academy, University Park, PA.

Clark, R., & Richard, E. (2010, March). Experiential learning and cooperative education: A focused strategy for increasing student achievement on end of course occupational assessments.  Presented at the 2010 Penn State Career and Technical Education Directors Academy, University Park, PA.

Clark, R. (2010, January). Technical assistance project: Improving the performance of Pennsylvania CTE students. Online National Presentation for the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Participating Career Centers.

 

Books:

Vanhorn, B., & Clark, R. (2010). Veterinary assisting fundamentals and applications. Albany, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.