Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Ken Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, joining the WCU faculty in the Fall 2015 Semester. Dr. Clark teaches Biomechanics and Kinetic Anatomy at the undergraduate level, and teaches Motor Learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Clark’s research interests include the mechanical factors underlying athletic performance and injury mechanisms, as well as the integration of motor learning with biomechanics as it relates to movement skill acquisition. He has peer-reviewed publications in journals such as the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, and the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Clark has over a decade of strength & conditioning coaching experience. He has coached in the private sector (Summit Sports and CES Performance), the high school level (Jesuit Prep in Dallas TX), and in the collegiate setting (Dickinson College, Haverford College, Villanova University). Dr. Clark has certifications from the NSCA, USA-Weightlifting, and USA Track & Field.
Dr. Clark received his PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2014. He is a Golden Ram alumni, having completed his Master's Degree in Kinesiology at West Chester University in 2009. Dr. Clark completed his BA degree in Psychology at Swarthmore College in 2003, where he was an All-Conference running back for the football team.