PhD Students

Kathy E. Clark


Master’s in Social Work, University of Social Work; Master’s of Public Administration, Kentucky State University
Bachelor’s in Psychology, Western Kentucky University

Teaching Interests

  • Direct practice
  • Child welfare

Research Interests

  • Resilience in children and woman
  • Health and educational disparities with children of color
  • Child welfare programs


  • Pope, N.D. & Clark, K. (2022, March). Trauma and older men experiencing chronic homelessness. University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Research report written for St. John’s Center for Homeless Men.


Kathy has over 20 years experience working in social work. Her practice experience includes working with children and families at a state child protection agency. She’s also practiced at an outpatient community mental health agency for children, with adolescents and adults at an inpatient behavioral health hospital, with women at a residential recovery program, with adult patients at UK Good Samaritan Hospital, and with adolescents in residential programs.