Kathleen D. Clark, Ph.D.

Kathleen D. Clark, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: School of Communication
Office: Kolbe Hall 110E
Phone: 330-972-7485
Email: kclark@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Contemplative Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interracial Friendship


Lin, Y. & Clark, K. D. (2021). Speech assignments and plagiarism in first year public speaking classes: An investigation of students’ moral attributes in relation to their behavioral intention. Communication Quarterly, 69(1), 23-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2020.1864429

Clark, K. D. (2020).  Communicating as though connected: Conceptualizing contemplative conversation.  Journal of Communication and Religion, 43(1), 40-54.

Sackey, E., Clark, K. D., & Lin, Y. (2017).  Participatory communication versus communication strategies of a transnational NGO: Implementing the indoor residual spraying project in the Northern Region, Ghana.  Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 46(3), 227-246. DOI: 10.1080/17475759.2017.1311277

Lin, Y., Clark, K. D., & Maher, V. (2017).  Spiritual intelligence, moral intensity, and the intention to help a stranger who communicates in a culturally different way: A study of millennial college students.  Ohio Communication Journal, 55, 52-61.

Clark, K. D., Lin, Y., & Maher, V. (2015).  Shall I help a stranger?: Spiritual intelligence and its relation to altruism, ethnocentrism, intercultural willingness to communicate, and the intention to act.  Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44(4), 329-344.

Clark, K. D. (2008).  Moving with spirit: Considering unconventional capacities for communication research.  Iowa Journal of Communication, 40(1), 1-19.


BA & MA University of Washington; PhD The Ohio State University


Undergraduate: Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking

Graduate: Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication, Survey of Communication, Intercultural Communication Theory, Qualitative Research Methods in Communication

Areas of Responsibility

Strategic & Organizational Communication; Communication Honors Adviser