Department of Teacher Education

Dr. Shanetia Clark

Dr. Shanetia P. Clark is an Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Teacher Education Department at Salisbury University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Masters in Teaching degree from the University of Virginia. She attended graduate school at the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Language and Literacy Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Salisbury University, Dr. Clark taught seventh grade English in Richmond, Virginia, and served as the Site-Director of the Capital Area Writing Project and Assistant Professor at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her interests include young adult and children's literature, the exploration of aesthetic experiences within reading and writing classrooms, and digital literacies and their authentic uses in literacy classrooms. She has published in journals such as The Journal of Language and Literacy, International Journal of Learning, The ALAN Review, and The SIGNAL Journal. She has published books chapters on children's and young adult literature as well. She teaches courses in children's literature, creative arts in literacy, and secondary English methods. In addition, Dr. Clark supervises student teachers in local schools.

Dr. Clark is active within the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. She serves as the Chair-Elect of the Special Interest Group of Adolescent Literature (SIGNAL), which is a part of the International Reading Association. She is on the Merchandising Committee of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN). Dr. Clark was recently selected to serve a three year term on the National Council of Teachers of English. Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts selection committee.