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Brianna Clark Brianna S. Clark

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 315
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.8205
E-mail: brianna.clark@temple.edu

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D, Clemson University, 2011
  • M.A., University of Connecticut, 2007
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 2005

Primary Research Focus:

  • Girls' and Women's Access to Recreation Opportunities
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Sport
  • Qualitative Methods

Biography

Brianna Clark Brianna S. Clark

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 315
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.8205
E-mail: brianna.clark@temple.edu

Brianna S. Clark joins the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management from Clemson University, where she recently completed her PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM). She has also served as an administrator for the U.S. Play Coalition, a partnership to promote the value of play at all ages.

Dr. Clark's research focuses on girls' and women's access to recreation opportunities, youth development and youth sports. In 2011, she completed her dissertation, "Not yet a woman, not yet a mom: The leisure experiences of pregnant adolescents," and in 2007, she completed her master's thesis, "Mentoring experiences of female student-athletes: A study of service with urban youth using sports and physical activity," at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Clark has served as a graduate assistant for the University of Connecticut's Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes, for which she oversaw tutoring programs of student-athletes, and, as a Husky Sport graduate assistant, where she oversaw an extensive collaboration to implement nutrition, life-skill and sport lessons for an inner-city youth afterschool program. She has published four scholarly articles, one abstract and 11 conference proceedings. Dr. Clark's most recent articles have covered gender-based issues, youth perspectives, the value of play and the role of leisure education in college. She has also served as a reviewer for Leisure Sciences and the Journal of Leisure Research.

In 2010, Dr. Clark was awarded the inaugural Marsha Ward Play Fellowship, which was awarded by the Marsha A. Ward Fellowship Endowment for Play at Clemson.

She earned her bachelor's degree in the Social Science of Sport and Leisure and her master's in the Social Science of Sport at the University of Connecticut.

 

Curriculum Vita

Brianna Clark Brianna S. Clark

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 315
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.8205
E-mail: brianna.clark@temple.edu

OFFICE ADDRESS 

Temple University

315 Speakman Hall (006-68)

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

www.sthm.temple.edu 

EDUCATION 

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY       Clemson, SC

Ph.D.:  Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management   August, 2011

Cognate:  Research Methods

Dissertation:  Not yet a woman, not yet a mom:  The leisure experiences of pregnant adolescents 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT       Storrs, CT

M.A.:  Social Science of Sport      August, 2007

Thesis:  Mentoring experiences of female student-athletes:  A study of service with urban youth using sport and physical activity. 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT      Storrs, CT

B.S.:  Social Science-Sport/Leisure, Dean’s List    August, 2005

Minor: Business Administration 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic and Managerial 

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY       Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Professor        July, 2011 - present

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Sport and Recreation Management 

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY       Clemson, SC

US Play Coalition Administrator      August, 2010 – June, 2011

  • Coordinated logistical considerations for the US PLAY Coalition which seeks to educate people about the cognitive, physical and affective benefits of play and to advocate for increased engagement in play among people of all ages and abilities.
  • Represented the US Play Coalition at national conferences, including the National Recreation and Park Association Congress & Exposition.
  • Responsible for managing all operations of a peer reviewed international conference, The Conference on the Value of Play, held February 6-9, 2011 at Clemson University.
 

Graduate Research Assistant       August, 2007 – May, 2011

  • Conducted research for various projects
  • Participated inqualitative and quantitative data collection, data entry and data analysis for various projects and manuscripts
  • Created literature reviews for potential manuscripts
  • Participated in article development
  • Contributed to grant proposals for funding opportunities
 

Graduate Teaching Assistant       August, 2007 – May, 2011

  • Responsible for assisting with PRTM undergraduate core courses:  Program and Event Planning; The Profession and Practice in PRTM;  Recreation Financial Resources Management
  • Responsible for teaching Recreation Research I (online)
  • Grade student homework, exams, and papers
  • Developed weekly lectures
 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT      Storrs, CT

Graduate Assistant:  Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes Fall, 2005 – Spring, 2007

  • Hired and supervised tutors for the student-athletes
  • Matched appropriate tutors with student-athletes
  • Assisted in the ongoing development and improvement of the tutor program database
  • Oversaw weekly study hall 
 

Graduate Assistant:  Husky Sport      Fall, 2005 – Spring, 2007

  • Prepared and implemented nutrition, life-skill, and sport lessons for an after school program for inner-city girls ages 9-13
  • Assisted in qualitative data collection, academic publications and conference presentations
  • Provided a positive learning environment for the children
  • Collaborated with Hartford’s Health and Human Services, Hartford’s Recreation Department, Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society and other partners
  • Recruited volunteers and mentors
  • Planned and developed field trip opportunities
  • Researched grant opportunities
  • Coordinated all logistical considerations for running the after school program
 

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Girls’ and Women’s Access to Recreation Opportunities

Youth Development

Youth Sport

Qualitative Methods

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES  

  Publications  (*Refereed) 

Mainella, F. P., Agate, J. R., & Clark, B. S.  (2011).  Outdoor-based play and reconnection to nature:  A neglected pathway to positive youth development.  New Directions for Youth Development130, 89-104.* 

    Clark, B. S., & Anderson, D. M.  (2011).  “I’d be dead if I didn’t have this class:” The Role of Leisure Education in College Student Development.  Recreational Sports Journal, 35(1), 45-54.* 

    Agate, J. R., Mainella, F. P., & Clark, B. S.  (October, 2010).  Where did play go?  The Park & Rec Trades Magazine, 20-21. 
     

Bruening, J., Dover, K., & Clark, B.  (2009). Pre-adolescent female development through sport and physical activity: A case study of an urban afterschool program. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(1), 87-101. * 

Publications in Review

Clark, B. S., Bruening, J. E., & Madsen, R. M. (revise & resubmit).  Mentoring identity of female student-athletes: A study of service with urban youth using sport and physical activity.  International Journal of Sport Management. * 

Clark, B. S., & Anderson, D. M.  (revise & resubmit)  “It’s boring being pregnant”:  Adolescent pregnancy and implications for recreation programming.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.* 

Publications in Progress

    Clark, B. S., Anderson D. M., & Schmalz, D. L.  (in progress).  “That’s what men do:”  Exploring the impact of a single sex leisure education class on women’s participation in the male-dominated leisure activity of hunting.   

Abstracts  (*Refereed)

Anderson, D. M., & Clark, B. S.  (2009).  Experiences of women enrolled in a same sex hunting traditions class.

    Abstract from the 2009 Leisure Research Symposium.  Arlington, VA:  National Recreation and Park Association. * 

Anderson, D. M., & Clark, B. S.  (2011).  A balancing act:  Tenure track mothers and their leisure.  Abstract from the 2011 Leisure Research Symposium.  Arlington, VA:  National Recreation and Park Association. * 

Conference Presentations  (*Refereed)

Anderson, D. M., & Clark, B. S.  (2011). A balancing act:  Tenure track mothers and their leisure. Presented at the Leisure Research Symposium.  Atlanta, GA, November. * 

    Burton, C., Jeon, J., Larson, L., Clark, B. S., & Davitt, B.  (2011).  Preparing for the professoriate:  The state of doctoral programs from the student perspective.  Presented at Leisure, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Educators Teaching Institute.  Rutledge, GA, February.* 

    Clark, B. S., & Anderson, D. M.  (2010).  Experiences of women enrolled in a same sex hunting traditions class.  Poster presentation at the Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) Research Forum. Clemson, SC, April. 

    Agate, S. T., Brownlee, M., Agate, J., & Clark, B. S.  (2010).  An investigation of factors that influence women’s leisure:  Implications for recreation practitioners.  Poster presentation at the Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) Research Forum. Clemson, SC, April. 

    Clark, B. S.  (2009).  A recess model for urban elementary public schools.  (2009).  Poster presentation at The Summit on the Value of Play. Clemson, SC, June. 

Clark, B. S.  (2009).  M-eaningful e-ducational n-atrual t-rustworthy o-utstanding r-elationships in recreation.

      Presented at the NCRPA/SCRPA Joint Conference.  Winston-Salem, NC, November. * 

    Clark, B. S., & Schmalz, D.  (2009).  No simple solution:  Constraints to overweight women’s physical activity.  Poster presentation at the Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) Research Forum. Clemson, SC, April. 

Anderson, D. M., & Clark, B. S.  (2009). Experiences of women enrolled in a same sex hunting traditions class. Presented at the Leisure Research Symposium. Salt Lake, UT, October. * 

Clark, B. S.  (2007).  Service learning through sport and physical activity.  Presented at Springfield College,

      23rd Annual Conference on Counseling Athletes. Springfield, MA, June. * 

Bruening, J. E., Clark, B. S., & Dover, K. M.  (2007)   Pre-adolescent female development through sport and physical activity:  A case study of an urban afterschool program.  Presented at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  Baltimore, MD, March. * 

Clark, B., Dover, K., & Bruening, J.  (2006).  Husky sport:  Adolescent female development through sport and physical activity.  Presented at the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  Hartford, CT, March. * 

Invited  Presentations

Clark, B. S.  (2010).  Not yet a woman, not yet a mom:  Leisure experiences of pregnant adolescents. Clemson University Qualitative Interest Group (CUQUIG).  Clemson, SC, September. 

TEACHING COMPETENCIES   

Undergraduate

THM 3111  Program and Special Event Planning.  Fall, 2011; Spring, 2012.  Temple University.  Clark, B. &  (teacher of record).

STHM 3411    

      THM 1113 Foundations of Leisure.  Fall, 2011.  Temple University.  Clark, B.  (teacher of record). 
       

      PRTM 409   Recreation Research I (online).  Spring, 2010.  Clemson University.  Clark, B.  (teacher of record) . 

      PRTM 421   Recreation Financial Resources Management.  Fall, 2009.  Clemson University.  Anderson, D.  (teacher of record), Clark, B (teaching assistant). 

      PRTM 200   The Profession and Practice in PRTM.  Spring, 2009.  Clemson University.  Anderson, D (teacher of record), Clark, B. (teaching assistant).   

      PRTM 205   Program and Event Planning.  Fall, 2007; Spring, 2008.  Clemson University.  Clark, B.  (teacher of record). 
       
       
       
       
       
       

AWARDS

  • Inaugural Marsha Ward Play Fellowship, August, 2010
 

SERVICE

      Guest Reviewer

  • Leisure Sciences (1-2011)
  • Journal of Leisure Research (1-2011)
 

Academic Service

  • Graduate (Masters) Comprehensive Exam Review Committee Member, Fall 2011 – present
  • Academic Advisor for the Women in Sport Interest Group within STHM, Fall 2011 – present
  • Co-Coordinator for SIRC’s annual conference:  “Research meets Practice” Symposium:  Youth Development through Sport & Recreation, to be held April 20, 2012
  • Graduate Student Senator, 2010 – 2011
  • Clemson University Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG) Reviewer, Fall Semester, 2010
  • PRTM Research Lab Committee Member, 2008
 

Professional/Community Service

  • Husky Sport (Youth Sport Outreach Program in Hartford, CT), 2004 – present
  • Consultant for Girl Scouts of Greenville, SC, Spring 2008
  • UCONN Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member, 2002-2005

 

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School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
1810 N. 13th Street, Speakman Hall 111 (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215.204.8701 | Fax: 215.204.8705
Email: sthm@temple.edu

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