Profile - Jennifer Liberty Clark

Instructor Profile

Meet Jennifer Liberty Clark
Instructor of Psychology

Bachelor of Art (BA) Psychology and Communications; Master of Science (MS) Community Counseling & Vocational Rehabilitation

Question and Answer

  • Question

    Would you list some recent accomplishments?


    Nominated for Board of Trustees Teaching Award 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

    Silver Chalk Award Winner, 2016

    Academic All Star 2016

    Your Story Matters, An Anthology of Resiliency, 2017

    Managing Your Life: Perspectives & Strategies for Change
    By Jennifer Liberty Clark and Craig Rand, 2017

  • Question

    What is your approach to teaching?


    Education is the window to opportunity. It's a privilege to be a teacher and help young adults as well as older adults reach their visions and goals. The classroom is a magical place where thoughts, ideas and growth takes place. My goal is to help students experience that same magic in the classroom.

  • Question

    What inspires you as a teacher?


    Hands down, students inspire me the most. They inspire me with their stories, the ways that they've struggled, how they've overcome these struggles to get themselves to college with a hope of a future in which they will be successful, independent and happy.

  • Question

    What makes your curriculum interesting or valuable to students?


    I strive to make my classrooms active so that students have to think, discuss and create in order to learn.

  • Question

    How do you help your students get the most out of your class?


    I create outcomes that are related to their performance. I don't teach just to the test, but I create an environment that produces deeper learning for students. If students end the semester knowing how Freud impacted psychology, that's great. If they walk out knowing more about themselves as a learner and get recommitted to their learning process as it connects with their education, I believe that is more valuable. Some might even leave wanting to major in psychology.

Fun Facts

  • Fun Fact #1

    I own a business as well as teach. It's a training and development company that helps small to mid-size companies improve their people skills.

  • Fun Fact #2

    For the past 20 years, I have been teaching for an organization called Dale Carnegie Training as an adjunct instructor.

  • Fun Fact #3

    I love water and boats. My favorite vacation is to a tropical place where I can get on a sailboat, catamaran or ship. I also love ferries and my own 17-foot Bayliner.

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