Dr. Dessie Clark is a Research Collaboration Coordinator for the ADVANCE program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Clark completed her PhD in Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. Dr. Clark received her Master’s of Education from Vanderbilt University in Community Development and Action. Dr. Clark’s research interests are broadly related to increasing quality of life for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. More specifically, Dr. Clark is interested in exploring the use of neurofeedback therapy in survivors who have experienced a traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Clark’s most recent publication examines feminist transformative leadership within the university and examines how feminist organizations can navigate patriarchal institutions they are housed in to enact change.