M. Diane Clark

Department Chair and Professor
Office: Communication Building, Room 1078-A
Phone: 409-880-1848
VideoPhone: 409-299-4689
Email: mclark22@lamar.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in  Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1985
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Marshall University, 1977
  • B.A. in Psychology, Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, 1975

Courses Taught

  • Psycholinguistcs
  • Cognition
  • Ethics and Academic Duties
  • Statistics
  • Research, Design, and Statistics
  • ASL/English Bilingual Assessment
  • Proposal Writing
  • Research Seminar

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Development of Deaf Indivdiduals
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Reading
  • Research

Recent Publications (* = with student)

  • *Wolsey, J. A., Clark, M. D., & Andrews, J. F. (under review). ASL/English bilingual shared book reading: An intervention for signing deaf children.

  • *Hoffman, D., Wolsey, J. A., Andrews, J. F., & Clark, M. D. (in press). Translanguaging supports reading with deaf adult bilinguals. The Qualitative Review, 22(7)

  • Braun, D. C., Gormally, C. L., & Clark, M. D. (2017). The Deaf Mentoring Survey: A Community Cultural Wealth framework for measuring mentoring effectiveness with underrepresented students. CBE-Life Sciences Education16(1), ar10, 1-14. doi:10.1187/cbe.15-07-0155

  • *Wolsey, J. A., Misener Dunn, K., Gentzke, S. W., Joharchi, H. A., & Clark, M. D. (2017). Deaf/hearing research partnerships. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(5), 571-582. doi:10.1353/aad.2017.0007

  • *Andrews, J. F., Hamilton, B., Misener Dunn, K. & Clark, M. D. (2016). Early reading for young deaf and hard of hearing children: Alternative frameworks. Psychology, 7,  doi:10.4236/pscyh.2016.74052

  • *Wolsey, J. A., Clark, M. D., van der Mark, L., & Suggs, C. (2016). Life scripts and life stories of oral deaf individuals. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. doi:10.1007/s10882-016-9487-z

  • *Wolsey, J. A., Dang, D., Joharchi, H. A., & Clark, M. D. (2015). Administrators’ reports of school context in the Early Education Longitudinal Study (EELS). Psychology  6, 2103-2112. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.616206

  • Musyoka, M. M. & Clark, M. D. (2015). Teachers’ Perceptions of Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goals and Related Services. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 11 . doi:10.1007/s10882-015-9462-0

  • Clark, M. D. & Daggett, D. (2015). Exploring the presence of a Deaf American cultural life script. Deafness and Education International, DOI: 10.1179/1557069x15Y.0000000005.

  • *Joharchi, H. A., & Clark, M. D. (2014). A glimpse of American Deaf Women’s Sexuality. Psychology, 5, 1536-1549.

  • Andrews, J. F., Byrne, A., & Clark, M. D., (2014). Deaf scholars on reading: A historical review of 40 years of dissertation research (1973–2013): Implications for research and practice. American Annuals of the Deaf, 159, 393–418.

    Clark, M. D., Hauser, P. C., Miller, P., Kargin, T., Rathmann, C., *Guldenoglu, B., *Kubus, O., *Israel, E. (2014).The Importance of Early Sign Language Acquisition for Deaf Readers. Reading & Writing Quarterly, (ahead-of-print), 1-25.

  • Gilbert, G. L., Myers, C., Clark, M. D., Williams, S., & McCaskill, A. (2013). Perceptions of Diversity: Global versus Local Perceptions. Psychology, 4, 878.

  • Clark, M. D., Baker, S., Choi, S. & Allen, T. E. (2013). The Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education (BADE) Scale: A tool for assessing the dispositions of parents and educators. Psychology, 4, 1030-1038. Dx.doi.org/10.42361/psych.4.412150.

  • Simms, L., Baker, S., & Clark, M. D. (2013). The Standardized Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist for Signing Children. Sign Language Studies, 14(1), 101-124.

  • Sydlowski, S. A., Levy, M., Hanks, W. D., Clark, M. D., & Ackley, R. S. (2013). Auditory profile in Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System: A prospective study. Otology and Neurotology, 34, 611-619.

  • Clark, M. D. (2012). The VL2 – Spoken Language Phonological Awareness (VL2-SLPA) Measure. Psychology, 3(10), 912-915.

Recent Presentations

  • Braun, D. C., Gormally, C. L., & Clark, M. D. (June, 2017). Applications of a Deaf Community Cultural Wealth mentoring survey to medical education. Eighth Biennial Conference of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss, Rochester, NY.

  • Baker, S., & Clark, M. D. (July, 2015). The Visual Communication Sign Language Checklist. To be presented at the International Conference of Sign Language Acquisition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Clark, M. D., & Simms, L. (April, 2015). Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist: Updates.  Presented at the Early Childhood Education Summit VI, Washington, DC.

  • Musyoka, M., Andrews, J., Clark, M. D., & Gentry, M. A. (April, 2015). Emergent Reading and Deaf Children: An ASL and English Bilingual Balanced Approach. Presented at the Early Childhood Education Summit VI, Washington, DC.

  • Wolsey, J. L., & Clark, M. D. (February, 2015). The Impact of “Communication” on the Life Scripts of deaf Individuals who used Spoken Language. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing, St. Louis, MO.

  • Musyoka, M. M., Andrews, J., Clark, M. D., Baker, S., & Ausbrooks, M. (April, 2015). Early Reading and Signing Deaf Children:  A Balanced Approach. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing, St. Louis, MO.

Name of Research Lab

Biography

Dr. M. Diane Clark, the Project Director, is full professor and chair of the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. Prior to coming to Lamar, she was a full professor at Gallaudet University and Program Director for their Ph.D. program in the Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners. She has a background in the cognitive development of deaf individuals. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1985 under her advisor, Marc Marschark. They have published three edited volumes together. Dr. Clark was a postdoctoral fellow at Gallaudet after obtaining her Ph.D. and returned to the university in 2002. She was a founding member of the NSF funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning. Her current publications have included the development of the Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist, the Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Questionnaire as well as projects that investigate successful deaf readers. She is also working with DSDE faculty on Boyer’s Scholarship of Teaching model and currently investigating undergraduate interpreters’ experiences after their internship in Alaska. Dr. Clark's research lab at Lamar University, Cognition in Context (C'nC), includes eight Lamar doctoral students.