Kathy Clark


Dr. Kathy Clark is a lecturer and associate program chair of Movement Science at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. She received her PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. Prior to her time at the school, Dr. Clark was a member of the Stafford/Anfimov Advisory Panel and the Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group at NASA. She also served as Chief Scientist at NASA for both the Human Exploration & Development of Space Enterprise and the International Space Station.

Dr. Clark is a professional speaker who uses her experience to motivate and inspire others to reach for the stars in their careers. She also works to promote education with groups like the Jean-Michel Cousteau Society, the Square One Education Network, the Argos Foundation, the National Marine Sanctuaries, the Sea World Hubbs Institute, SAS Games, the National Space Grant Foundation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s After School All Stars, and the 27 Foundation.

Areas of interest

Exercise physiology; musculoskeletal and neuromuscular adaptations.


Forest 205
School of Kinesiology, 555 S. Forest Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 647-0835
(734) 764-0440


Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
MOVESCI 219 Scientific Writing 3 Fall, Winter Clark
Course Name RO: Scientific Writing
Course Level: Undergraduate
This course is designed to equip students with the skills to communicate findings and research in movement science with a high degree of effectiveness. An important aspect of communicating effectively about science is learning to think critically about it and to develop a capacity for analyzing and synthesizing scientific research findings. The complementary and main focus of the course is learning to write about science. The format of the class is lecture and discussion and will include student presentations and peer review of assignments. This course will improve students' ability to communicate ideas and findings clearly and effectively. While writing is the main focus, there are presentation opportunities as well.
Component: LEC