Dr. Shanetia P. Clark is the Associate Chair and an Associate 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 language arts methods. In addition, Dr. Clark supervises interns in local schools.
Dr. Clark is active within the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Literacy Association, and the Maryland Teachers of English Language Arts. She serves as the Chair of the Special Interest Group of Adolescent Literature (SIGNAL), which is a part of the International Literacy Association. Dr. Clark is the co-editor of the State of Maryland International Reading Council journal Literacy: Issues and Practices.