- Ph.D., Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2003
- M.P.A. Public Administration, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1992
- B.A., Mass Communications, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1984
- Clark, M. D., & Conic. G. (Manuscript Proposal in progress with Management Concepts). "The Art and Skill of Following Through.” Management Concepts.
- Clark, M. D. (Manuscript in progress to be sent). Did the Newspapers Endorsements Make a Difference in how the Editorial Boards used Interpretive Frames on Vouchers in Michigan? Policy Studies Journal.
- Clark, M. D., & Nowlin, W. Workplace Violence: Awareness, Prevention and Response. (Accepted for publication) by IPMA-HR International Public Management Association for Human Resources.
- Clark, M. D., and Udongo. B. 2008. (Published Book Chapter) “A Critical Analysis of Affirmative Action in Uganda”. p. 141. In Democracy and Culture: An African Perspective. Adonis & Abbey Press, London, UK.
- Clark, M. D., HIV/AIDS and Public Policy. (Published in Proceedings) p. 19. Fifth International Conference on Public Management, Policy and Development Global Challenges and Opportunities: Best Practices in Public Policy and Development for the 21st Century. Winston Salem State University/Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal.
- Clark, M. D. (In review process). Is the framing of an issue critical to agenda-setting? The role of newspapers on school vouchers in Detroit. Journal of Political Marketing.
- Clark, M. D. (In review). Social equity in education. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.
- Clark, M. D. (2003). The Role of Journalists in Framing Newspaper Articles and Editorials on School Vouchers in Detroit. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Professional National and International Conferences and Meetings
- Editorial Board, PA TIMES Board meeting September 14, 2007.
- Meeting, COMPA, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Mid-Year Planning Meeting, Washington D. C., November 14-16, 2007.
- Paper Presentations: Paper 1: “An Examination of the American Market on Uganda Arts and Crafts”. Paper 2: “Development: Leadership and Governance; The case of Uganda” Sixth International Conference on Public Management Policy and Development June 2006, Kampala, Uganda, Africa.
- Paper Presentation: “Disaster Management Preparedness and Planning in Cook County” 33rd Third World Conference March 2007, Chicago, Illinois.
- Paper Presented: “A Critical Analysis of Affirmative Action in Uganda”. 10th Annual Joint Fellows Conference Diversifying For Illinois/KCP Programs November 2-5, 2006, Lisle, Illinois.
- Paper Presented: “Empowering Entrepreneurs on the Value of Exported Work/Products” Annual International Management Conference Makerere University School of Business School, Kampala, Uganda, November 23, 2006.
- Co-Presented: “Role and Challenges of Small and Enterprises in Uganda”. Annual International Management Conference Makerere University School of Business School, Kampala, Uganda, November 23, 2006.
- Paper Presentation: “Framing HIV/AIDS/Public Policy and Antiretroviral Drugs". Fifth International Conference on Public Management Policy and Development June 2005, Dakar, Senegal, Africa.
- Paper Presentation: “The Role of Journalists in Framing News Stories about HIV/AIDs in Sub-Saharan Africa". 31st Third World Conference March 2005, Chicago, Illinois.
- Paper Presentation: “Social Equity in Education”. National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) November, 2004 Washington, DC.
- Poster Presentation: “Did Detroit Newspapers’ Endorsement of School Vouchers Affect the Editorial Boards’ Use of Interpretive Fames?” (Updated – Final Analysis). American Political Science Association, August, 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
- Poster Presentation: Wayne State University, Department of Political Science, April, 2003, Detroit, MI.
- Paper Presentation: “Did Detroit Newspapers’ Endorsements of School Vouchers Affect the Editorial Boards’ Use of Interpretive Frames?”. National Conference of Black Political Scientists, March, 2003, Oakland, CA.
- Paper Presentation: “Is the framing of an Issue Critical to Agenda-Setting? The Role of Newspapers on School Vouchers in Detroit”. American Political Science Association September, 2002, Boston, MA.
- Poster Presentation: Wayne State University, Department of Political Science, Detroit, MI April 2002.
- Paper Presentation: National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, GA 2001.
- Poster Presentation: “A Structural Comparison of Racial Voting Patterns in Detroit on School Vouchers.” American Political Science Association, September 2001, San Francisco, CA.
- Poster Presentation: “Reaching Beyond Healthy Start: Planning for the Future”. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. September 16-18, 1996: Washington, D.C.
- 2002-2003: KING CHAVEZ PARKS FELLOWSHIP to write Dissertation, Wayne State University, Graduate School
- 2001: RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan College of Psychology, AIDS Research and Education. Assisted in Grant Writing, developed and implemented HIV education programs for mental health and other professionals. Developed and implemented an educational program for faculty and students of health professions, assisted in program evaluation and represented the program at meetings and community related programs.
- 1998: RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan College Education, Job Partnership Training, Partnership Act Program, Instructor: Math and English College Preparation (also listed as courses taught)
- 1996-1997: RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Principal Investigator: Executive producer, directed, planned and implemented the development of a culturally sensitive pre-adolescent video for girls. Conducted focus groups with pre-adolescents, parents, collaborated with agencies and, health professionals. Directed, planned and controlled day-to-day management of a project funded by: The Michigan Women’s Foundation. Managed and supervised workflow of assignments for professional staff. Principal Investigator: Evaluation of a substance abuse prevention program. Children and Youth Initiative for Detroit and Wayne County; Funded by Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Performed personnel management functions, established organization plans. Ensured internal practices were in
compliance with University practices. Determined appropriate staffing levels. Evaluated work production within the organization to institute to achieve operational efficiency. Developed reports, analyses, trainings and presentations.
- 1995-1997: Children’s Therapeutic Program at Flint Odyssey House (FOH). Evaluation team member for FOH Developed skills in qualitative research: Conducting interviews, focus groups analyzing qualitative data and generating reports concerning the analyses, and writing protocols, quarterly reports to funding sources.
- 1994-1996: Institute of Maternal and Child Health/Integrated. Developed and wrote six preconceptional pamphlets for women and men who live in the Detroit Healthy Start Catchment area. Conducted a thorough literature review on theory and practice of preconceptional research. Executive producer of a preconceptional video entitled, “Making Choices For Your Future.”
- 1994-1995: GRADUATE STUDENT PROJECT ASSISTANT, Michigan Department of Social Services, Detroit, Michigan. Researched materials for the Wayne County/ Family Start At-Risk Pilot Project Wrote and edited sections of the revised At-Risk pilot Grant for FY 94-95. Created a long-term strategic plan for the project involving setting goals and time lines. Editor of the Family Start Newsletter: Assisted the project manager with implementation tasks of the At-Risk Pilot project.
- 1992-1994: GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, College of Urban and Labor and Metropolitan Affairs (CULMA) Urban Safety Program: Assisted in the development of a victimization survey. Wrote a portion of the final victimization report and provided assistance in writing the Emmanuel Victimization Report. Developed the final questionnaire for the Partner’s Against Crime evaluation project. The research focused on crime prevention and identifying best practices in community youth crime prevention measures.
- 1992-1994: GRADUATE INTERNSHIP, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, College of Urban and Labor and Metropolitan Affairs (CULMA) Located at: Wayne County Private Industry Corporation “The Job Connection” Developed and designed a grant information system which allowed the organization to respond to requests for proposals (RFP’s) more rapidly.
- 1990-1992: GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. The Department of Political Science. Developed a survey to determine Masters of Public Administration MPA graduate’s promotions in the workforce. Analyzed quantitative data concerning the career paths of Oakland University MPA graduates. After receiving survey returns randomly selected interviews were conducted with the graduates concerning their careers. Submitted a Minority grant proposal to the National Association of Public Administrators (NASPA) to support minority recruitment efforts. Completed an internship that involved writing a two-million dollar grant proposal for Homeless Families in Transition to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
- Governors State University Foundation Travel
January-June 2007 to present papers at the Sixth International Conference on Public Management Policy in Kampala, Uganda, $700.00
Governors State University
College of Business and Public Administration
International Global Initiative
January 2006- June 30, 2006
Mary D. Clark Coordinator of Research, $2,000
Research on International Trade Africa, $2,000
- Disaster Preparedness and Public Policy
Governors State University Research Grant
January 2008-May 2009
Mary D. Clark, (PI), $1,400
- Governors State University Research Grant
January 2006-May 2006
Mary D. Clark, (PI), $1,500
- Governors State University Foundation Travel Award, $1,000
January-June 2006 to travel to Kampala, Uganda
for the Planning of Sixth International Conference on Public Management Policy
- “Girls to Women” Pregnancy Prevention Program
March of Dimes
Saint Paul AME Church
Mary D. Clark (PI) 2001, $8,000
- “A Video for Pre-adolescents”
Michigan Women’s Foundation
July 1, 1997-June 30, 1998
Mary D. Clark Polk (PI)
Funding level 1997-1998: $50,000
- “Evaluation of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program”
Children and Youth Initiative of Detroit and Wayne County
June 1, 1997-September 30, 1997
Mary D. Clark Polk (PI)
Marilyn Laken (Co-PI)
Funding level 1997, $40,000
October 1, 1998-September 29, 1999, $50,000
October 1, 1999- September 29, 2000, $17,000
Mary D. Clark (PI)
- Execu-Tech – A Work First Job Placement Service 2002
- Writer/Research and Development of pamphlets for Planned Parenthood
- Expertise in conducting Focus Groups and Analyzing Qualitative Data
- Assistant Minister: Newman A.M.E. Church: Pontiac, Michigan, and Saint Paul AME Church: Detroit, Michigan
- Facilitator: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Workshops for churches/agencies
- Expert Panelist/Facilitator: September 6, 1997 African American Health/Relationships Workshop