Jennifer A. Clarke Ph.D.

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Jennifer A. Clarke, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Clarke Ph.D.


Education:

  1. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
  2. M.A., East Carolina University, 1999
  3. B.S., James Madison University, 1996 (Psychology)
  4. B.A., University of Richmond, 1993 (Sociology)

Biography:

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a rich diversity of teaching experience. I have taught for 18 years (including graduate school) at nine different colleges and universities, including a community college, a small private college, three medium-sized state schools, three large state schools, and one military academy. I have taught many of the standard undergraduate courses in psychology (general, research methods, statistics, social, abnormal, personality, learning/cognition, developmental, educational); I have also taught psychology special topics courses (social media, psychology of leadership), a course specifically on leadership and character, a new student seminar, and undergraduate cultural anthropology. I have now spent 3 semesters in the MPS program at Penn State, teaching graduate courses in leadership. I enjoy occasionally speaking in the community on the psychology of leadership or related topics and also do some research in this area.

I have also worked in the nonprofit or community service sector, serving as the president of one nonprofit, and working as the director of operations of another; in addition, I have served on nonprofit boards and have volunteered in many capacities for a number of organizations.  

Selected Publications

Foster, C. A., & Clarke, J. A. (2015). The pseudoscientific leader: Do bad leaders endure by using pseudoscientific thinking? In Lindsay, D., & Woycheshin, D. (Eds.), Overcoming Leadership Challenges: International Perspectives. Kingston, ON, Canada: Canadian Defence Academy Press.

Ratner, R. K., Zhao, M., & Clarke, J. A. (2010). The Norm of Self-Interest: Implications for Charitable Giving. In D. Oppenheimer & C. Olivola (Eds.), The science of giving: Experimental approaches to the study of charity.  NY: Taylor and Francis.

Rate, C. R., Clarke, J. A., Lindsay, D. R., & Sternberg, R. J. (2007).  Implicit Theories of Courage: Toward Understanding its Nature and Use. Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 80-98.

Rusbult, C. E., Coolsen, M. K., Kirchner, J. L., & Clarke, J. A. (2006).  Commitment. In A. Vangelisti & D. Perlman (Eds.), Handbook of personal relationships.  New York: Cambridge.

Sanna, L. J., Stocker, S. L., & Clarke, J. A. (2003). Rumination, Imagination, and Personality: Specters of the Past and Future in the Present. In E. C. Chang & L. J. Sanna (Eds.), Virtue, vice, and personality: The complexity of behavior. Washington, D. C.: APA.