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Clark named UI associate provost for faculty personnel and development

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lee Anna Clark has been named University of Iowa associate provost for faculty personnel and development. Clark, a professor of psychology and director of the UI department of psychology's clinical training program, succeeds Elizabeth Altmaier, who has returned to her position as professor of psychological and quantitative foundations in the College of Education.

As associate provost, Clark coordinates a broad range of activities associated with faculty personnel and development, including searches, orientation, annual review of probationary faculty, promotion and tenure, and faculty development programs.

"Professor Clark has all the qualities we look for in filling this position," said UI Provost Jon Whitmore. "She has a distinguished record of teaching and research, plus she has the background to represent faculty and to develop programs that support faculty in their efforts to better fulfill our mission of teaching, research and service."

Clark joined the UI faculty in 1993. She came to Iowa City from Southern Methodist University, where she was an associate professor of psychology. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Cornell University. Her bachelor's degree is in psycholinguistics and her master's degree is in Asian studies with an emphasis on Japan. She earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota and completed her dissertation research while on a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan. After obtaining her doctorate, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine (1982-84).

She joined the faculty at Southern Methodist as an assistant professor in 1984. From 1987 to 1992, she was director of the Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. She also had a joint appointment as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the Division of Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas from 1988 to 1991. In 1991, she was named a special member of the graduate faculty in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern.

Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and has produced more than 60 published articles and 46 presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and a member of the executive boards of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and the Association for Research in Personality Disorders. Clark is currently associate editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and consulting editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

Clark has taught undergraduate courses in introduction to clinical psychology, abnormal psychology and personality and graduate courses in assessment, theories of psychotherapy, and abnormal psychology. She has also served on the College of Liberal Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee and on the Committee on Gender Equity in Faculty Pay.

In addition to her UI faculty appointments, Clark is a licensed psychologist in Iowa.