Dr. William A. Clark ’87 – Outstanding Alumni

Bill Clark '87

William A. Clark 98 D.Ed. 87 BS Secondary Education Mathematics is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education under the Division of Management and Education at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.   Bill has worked in public and higher education for 37 years. 

In his current position at Pitt at Bradford, Bill along with his teaching responsibilities has been conducting research on the following topics: Hiring Practices for Underrepresented Populations, Teacher Attrition and Retention, Adolescence to Infant Mental Health, Native American Imagery in Sports, and Using Theater to Teach the Holocaust.  

While working in public school administration, Bill taught undergraduate students Math at Pennsylvania State University and graduate students School Law. He has also taught graduate level classes for Wilkes University including School Law and Social Foundations and Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) School Law, Ethics, and Leadership for Lebanon Valley College. Bill has fifty articles published in various professional journals. Further, he has presented at several state and national conferences including; World Association for Infant Mental Health, American Association of School Administrators, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Pennsylvania School Board Association, Pennsylvania Association of Curriculum and Development, Safe Schools Coalition, and National Tech-Prep Network. In addition to his publications and coursework, he is a member of International Journal of Whole Schooling, Editorial Review Board and American Association of School Administrators. In 2007 he was awarded the Pennsylvania Association School Administrator Ralph Morgan Award for Advancement in Vocational Education and in 2008 he received the University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award.

Bill serves as adjunct instructor for the Penn State World Campus and is a member of the College of Education Alumni Society Board. 

Dr. Clark lives in Russell, Pennsylvania with his and son Tony (15) and his wife of 36 years and high school sweetheart Gina. He has two daughters Mariel (22) and Nataly (20) and a grandson Waylon (2).