Kevin Clark is a professor of Learning Technologies and the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University. His research focuses on the role of interactive and digital media in education, broadening participation in STEM, and issues of diversity in children’s media. Kevin’s most recent research is a national study examining the Digital Lives of African American Tweens, Teens, and Parents. Currently, Kevin is working on his latest project, ColorClips.gmu.edu, an online clipart gallery that will feature women and underrepresented groups engaged in STEM activities.
In addition to his scholarly work, Kevin has extensive experience as a children’s media advisor and consultant for organizations such as: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), The Jim Henson Company, DHX Media, Disney Junior, Toca Boca, Hasbro, and Amazon Studios. Kevin served as the Strategic Advisor for Diversity in Children’s Content Production, which was CPB’s effort to increase the number of diverse writers, directors, and producers involved in children’s content production. Kevin has received numerous awards and honors some of which include: being selected as a Fellow for the 26th Annual Television Academy (Emmy) Foundation Faculty Seminar; being recognized by former President Barak Obama as a White House Champion of Change for his work in supporting and accelerating STEM opportunities for diverse students, schools, and communities; and serving as a member of National Park Service Advisory Board’s Education Committee.