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FOSI 2016 Annual Conference

Online Safety In Transition

Kevin Clark

Professor & Children’s Media Consultant

George Mason University

Kevin Clark is a professor in the Division of Learning Technologies and the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His research focuses on the educational impact of technology and media on African Americans, broadening participation in STEM careers and disciplines, and issues of diversity in children’s media. Kevin has more than 20 years experience as a designer, advisor, and consultant to children’s media organizations, and currently serves as the Strategic Advisor for Diversity in Children’s Content Production to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Clark worked as a senior content designer and senior program manager for a California based educational software company, where he supervised the design and development of interactive children’s educational content for the Sony PlayStation and computer platforms.

Dr. Clark has been honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for his work in supporting and accelerating STEM opportunities for African American students, schools, and communities. Dr. Clark was also selected as a Fellow for the Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar. Dr. Clark holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University. For more information about Dr. Clark’s work, please visit http://cdmid.gmu.edu