Janet Clark, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Phone: (812) 535-5182
Janet Clark, Ph.D., received a B.S. in chemistry from Millikin University in 1991. After graduating in May 1996 with her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry she accepted employment with the then Exxon Research & Development Laboratories in Baton Rouge, LA. Working as a research chemist for seven years in the areas of gas conversion and low-sulfur fuels, Clark was awarded 13 United States patents as well as being on the Innovator of the Year research team in 2002.
Her teaching career began in the fall of 2003 as an assistant professor of chemistry and physics at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She taught courses in physics, chemistry and integrated science in the campus and online format. She was awarded the Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for Faculty Excellence in Service in 2008, and served as the chairperson of the Department of Sciences & Mathematics and the Faculty Assembly President. Clark was also a co-coordinator of the annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference, which encourages young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In 2010, she became the Vice President for Academic Affairs. During this time, the college has launched a new nursing program and revised its general studies program for all undergraduate students. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Catholic Charities Terre Haute, the member of the American Chemical Society and the Past President for Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry. She served on the inaugural Women of Influence Award committee in 2011.
Her interests include science education and outreach, and she is the author of fifteen publications, and numerous presentations ranging from inorganic chemistry, gaining employment after graduate school, alternative fuels and instructional technology.