Douglas Clark

Professor of Education, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2207

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Office: Cunningham Business Center, Room 155C

Class Information

Spring 2014

  • N/A

Fall 2014

  • N/A

Office Hours:

  • M-F: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Academic Affairs at Indiana Tech

Academic Advisor Roles


Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Education, Educational Technology Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • Certificate of Advanced Study National-Louis University, National College of Education
  • Master of Arts, Business Webster University

Professional Experience

Indiana Wesleyan University, College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS): 2008–2013

  • Associate Dean, Head of the School of Business & Leadership, 2011–2013
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Administration & Operations, 2010–2011
  • Division Chair, Advanced Studies for Teacher Leaders, 2009–2010
  • Director, Continuing Studies for Teacher Leaders, 2008–2009

National-Louis University (NLU), National College of Education (NCE): 2000–2008

  • Associate Professor of Early Childhood Administration (ECA)
  • Director, ECA graduate degree and advanced studies program, 2003–2008
  • Dual appointment, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership (CECL)
  • Acting Director, the Center for Online Learning, 2005–2006

Practitioner Experience from Prior Employment

  • Executive director for 2 non-profit agencies
  • Managing partner and principal consultant in human resources development
  • P-12 educator

Selected Publications/Presentations

Recent Presentations

  • Learning/project teams: Do they still work and how can we improve them?. with R. Harris. Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education Biennial Conference, Kansas City, MO, June 2012).
  • Restructure delivery for today’s students, reduce time, and accelerate success. Panel discussion at the Complete College America Alliance of States Kick-Off Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 2010).

Selected Publications

  • Helm, J. and Clark, D. (2008). Breaking new ground: The evolution of the community school concept in one city. In M. Cornish (Ed.), Promising practices for partnering with families in the early years (pp. 125-145). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Clark, D. (2007). Exploring the potential of online technology as a tool for informing the practice of license-exempt child care providers. E-learning, 4(1), 24-39.
  • Clark, D., and Bloom, P. (2007). Early childhood administration. In R. New & M. Cochran (Eds.), Early childhood education: An international encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Clark, D. (2006, Fall). Making the most of connections to support license-exempt child care providers. Research Notes. Wheeling, IL: McCormick-Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership.
  • Clark, D. (2004). A long-awaited conversation: Dialogue to bridge the high-tech/high-touch gap in early childhood workforce preparation and professional development. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
  • Clark, D., and Donohue, C. (2004, November/December). Learning online: The places you’ll go!. Exchange, 160, 49-54. Krajec, V., Bloom, P., Talan, T., and Clark, D. (2001). Who’s caring for the kids?: The status of the early childhood workforce in Illinois. Wheeling, IL: McCormick Tribune Foundation.


Academy content expert (2012)

  • Hawaii Graduation Initiative Summit: One of a 6-member panel for technical assistance to state university system chancellors and their staffs as they aim to boost college completion. Advising community college campus teams as they focus on strategies to improve completion of part‐time students. Held at state capital building in association with Complete College America, Alliance of the States.

Research consultant (2010–12)

  • Peer-to-peer mentoring experiences and instructor confidence, institutional loyalty, and student satisfaction among part-time instructors, Andrews University (MI) doctoral dissertation in educational leadership.

Project liaison (2010)

  • Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions, McKinsey & Company study featuring adult degree programs as exemplars; commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Principal designer (2007–08)

  • Aim4Excellence national online credentialing initiative for early childhood program administrators. In first 3 years of operation, over 600 registrants were enrolled; nearly 200 had completed all 9 modules and earned the credential; participants represented 39 US states, Puerto Rico, and Canada (

Consultant (2005–06)

  • US Office of Head Start federal strategic planning initiative to increase Head Start teachers’ attainment of 4-year degrees via online education.

Trainer (2005)

  • Learning Links faculty development workshop for online instructors of high school advanced placement courses, Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University

Summit convener, host, and proceedings report author (2003-04) US Department of Human Services panel to explore the Internet’s potential for supporting the professional development of the national early childhood workforce through distance learning

Additional Information

Dr. Douglas Clark, Ed.D., is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Indiana Tech, where he is also professor of education. As chief academic officer, Dr. Clark provides leadership to the deans and faculty from Indiana Tech’s Colleges of Engineering, Business and General Studies, as well as the administrative teams that support academic operations across the university.

During his 15 years in higher education before coming to Indiana Tech in May 2013, Dr. Clark held faculty and academic leadership roles at Indiana Wesleyan University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies and National-Louis University. He is a frequent conference presenter and has contributed a number of articles to professional publications, including a national report about the use of web-based technology in training for workforce development. Dr. Clark earned a doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University and his scholarly interests involve the uses of emerging technology to support teaching and learning.