Charlotte Clark

Charlotte Clark

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Sustainability Education

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Clark's primary interest is the intersection of collective learning and collective action. She studies how environmental education can contribute to management of common pool resources, and how informal learning processes engage with behavior change for individuals and communities around environmental issues. She applies these concepts in work around campus sustainability, and leads the Education Subcommittee of Duke's Campus Sustainability Committee. She uses and teaches qualitative research methods, including use of qualitative research software.

Prior to completing her PhD, she worked for 5 years as the Director of the Center for Environmental Education in the Nicholas School, and for 12 years doing air pollution regulatory work under contract for the US EPA.

Areas of interest: environmental education, free-choice learning, sustainability education, qualitative research methods, collective action, community behavior, responsible environmental behavior, informal learning, food/environment intersection

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Clark, C, Brody, M, Dillon, J, Hart, P, and Heimlich, J. "The messy process of research: Dilemmas, process, and critique." In Towards a Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education: The selected works of Justin Dillon, 67-81. October 14, 2016.
Cooper, EM, Kroeger, G, Davis, K, Clark, CR, Ferguson, PL, and Stapleton, HM. "Results from Screening Polyurethane Foam Based Consumer Products for Flame Retardant Chemicals: Assessing Impacts on the Change in the Furniture Flammability Standards." Environmental science & technology 50, no. 19 (October 2016): 10653-10660.
Ardoin, NM, Clark, CR, and Wojcik, DJ. "Looking toward the blue sky: Environmental education researchers' experience, influences, and aspirations." Applied Environmental Education & Communication 15, no. 1 (January 2, 2016): 75-89.
Comer, DK, Clark, CR, and Canelas, DA. "Writing to learn and learning to write across the disciplines: Peer-to-peer writing in introductory-level MOOCs." International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 15, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 26-82.

Recent Grants

Courses

ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 590: Special Topics (ENVIRON 590: Special Topics)
ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar (ENVIRON 898: Program Area Seminar)
ENVIRON 245: The Theory and Practice of Sustainability (ENVIRON 245: The Theory and Practice of Sustainability)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)

Contact Information

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, 3106 Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708

Education

Ph.D., Duke University (2007)