Clark, Jane

Jane Clark
Professor and Dean
Department of Kinesiology
Program in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
School of Public Health
2242N School of Public Health
General Research Interests: 
  • Development of movement control and coordination in motor skills in children and infants
  • Infant postural control  
  • Sensorimotor integration in children
  • Development of locomotion
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Dr. Jane E. Clark was appointed dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health on July 1, 2012. Clark is a professor of kinesiology in the School of Public Health and previously served as chair of the Department of Kinesiology for ten years. Her research focuses on development of motor skills in young children, with a special focus on those with movement difficulties. Her passion is to help children achieve the competence and confidence to be physically active throughout their lives. Clark has edited seven books, written 25 book chapters, published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, and presented hundreds of professional papers. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have funded her research. Currently, she is on the editorial board of Research in Developmental Disabilities and is the founding editor of Kinesiology Review. She has received national recognition for her research and service.