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Dr. Jane E Clark


Dr. Jane E. Clark retired in July 2018 and is now a Professor Emerita. Rising through the ranks from assistant professor to professor, she served for 10 years as chair of the Department of Kinesiology (2000-10) and then served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health from July 2012 until December 2016.
Dr. Clark’s passion is to help children achieve the competence and confidence to be physically active throughout their lives. With physical inactivity a leading cause of premature death, engagement in physical activity is an important goal across the life course. Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the development of motor skills in infants and young children, with a special focus on those with movement difficulties.

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