Scott K. Clark

Scott Clark
Titles
  • Associate Professor
Departments
  • Geology
  • Liberal Studies
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Journal Manuscripts

Perrault, E.K. and Clark, S.K. (accepted) Sustainability Attitudes and Behavioral Motivations of College Students: Testing the Extended Parallel Process Model. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Perrault, E.K. and Clark, S.K. (2017) Sustainability in the university student's mind: Are university endorsements, financial support, and programs making a difference? Journal of Geoscience Education. 65 (2), 194-202.

*Her, X., *Buelow, E.K., and Clark, S.K. (2015) Factors Influencing Non-Expert Term Usage During a Disaster: An Analysis of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Geosphere. 11(6), 1680-1688, doi:10.1130/GES01170.1.

Zhu, J-M, Johnson, T.M., Clark, S.K., Zhu, X-K., and Wang, X-L. (2014) Selenium redox cycling during weathering of Se-rich shales: A selenium isotope study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 126, 228-249, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.004.

LaDue, N.D. and Clark, S.K. (2012) Educator Perspectives on Earth System Science Literacy: Challenges and Priorities. Journal of Geoscience Education. 60(4), 372-383, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/11-253.1.

Momsen, J.L., Clark, S.K., Doherty, J.H., Haudek, K.C., Schramm, J.W., Ward, E.M.G. (2012) Lost in translation: Quantifying the overlap of popular media and non-majors science course assessment vocabulary. Ecosphere. 3(5): 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES11-00311.1

Clark, S.K., Libarkin, J.C., Kortz, K.M., and *Jordan, S.C. (2011) Alternative Conceptions of Plate Tectonics held by Nonscience Undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education. 59(4), 251-262, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/1.3651696. (Received the 2012 Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Geoscience Education)

Kortz, K., Clark, S. K., Gray, K., Smay, J., *Viveiros, B., and Steer, D. (2011) Counting tectonic plates: A mixed-methods study of college student conceptions of plates and boundaries. In A. Feig &A. Stokes (eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research (pp. 171-188). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper 474, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2011.2474(12).

Clark, S. K. and Libarkin, J.C. (2011) Designing a mixed-methods research instrument and scoring rubric to investigate individuals' conceptions of plate tectonics. In A. Feig &A. Stokes (eds.) Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research (pp. 81-96). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper 474, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2011.2474(07).

Clark S.K. and Johnson T.M. (2010) Selenium stable isotope investigation into selenium biogeochemical cycling in a lacustrine environment: Sweitzer Lake, CO. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39(6), 2200-2210, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2009.0380.

Clark S.K. (2010) Forum –A shift in scientific literacy: Earthquakes generate tsunamis. Eos Trans. AGU. 91(36), 316, doi:10.1029/2010EO360004, .

Clark, S.K., Sibley, D., Libarkin, J.C., and Heidemann, M. (2009) A novel method to teaching and understanding transformations of matter in dynamic Earth systems.Journal of Geoscience Education. 57(4), 233-241, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/1.3544274.

Clark, S.K. (2009) A brief note on misconceptions regarding the candle-and-tumbler experiment. Journal of Geoscience Education. 57(2), 99-100, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/1.3544258. (Editorially reviewed)

Zhu J-M, Johnson T. M., Clark S. K., and Zhu X-K. (2008) High precision measurement of selenium isotopic composition by hydride generation multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HG-MC-ICP-MS) with a 74Se–77Se double spike. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 36(10), 1385-1390, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1872-2040(08)60075-4.

Clark, S. K., and Johnson, T. M. (2008) Effective isotopic fractionation factors for solute removal by reactive sediments: A laboratory microcosm and slurry study. Environmental Science &Technology. 42(21), 7850-7855, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es801814v.

Clark, S. K., Reagan, M. K., and Trimble, D. A. (2006) Tephra deposits for the past 2,600 years from Irazú volcano, Costa Rica. In W. I. Rose, G. J. S. Bluth, M. J. Carr, J. Ewert, L. C. Patino &J. Vallance (Eds.), Volcanic Hazards in Central America (pp. 225-234). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Special Paper 412, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2006.2412(12).

* Student author

Professional Conference Abstracts

Clark, S.K. and Perrault, E.K. (2016) Insights Into University Students' Sustainability Knowledge and Attitudes: From Natural Resource Extraction to Renewable Energy Generation. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 48(7), ###, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-285227.

*Lassa, M.J. and Clark, S.K. (2015) Expert Opinions in the Media: Analysis of Climate Scientists' Evolving Stances on Climate Change. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 47(7), 748.

*Lassa, M.J. and Clark, S.K. (2015) Understanding people's knowledge and perceptions of the silica sand mining industry in Wisconsin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 47(5), 30.

*Buelow, E.K., *Her, X., and Clark, S.K. (2013) Scientists as Media Resources in the Aftermath of Disasters: Trends in News Coverage Following Two Devastating Tsunamis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7), 381.

Clark, S.K., *Holm, A.L., and Momsen, J.L. (2013) The Role of Extreme Weather in the Media's Attention to Climate Change. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7), 506.

*Her, X., *Buelow, E.K., and Clark, S.K. (2013) The Role of Proximity in How Individuals Describe Natural Disasters: Analysis of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7), 594.

*Smith, J.H., Freund, D.A., and Clark, S.K. (2013) The Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos: Recommendations for Improving Financial Stability Through Public Outreach.Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7), 594.

Clark, S.K., *Her, X., and *Buelow, E.K. (2012) How the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami went from being a tidal wave to a tsunami and what this means for science literacy. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 44(7), 470.

Clark, S.K., Thomas, S.R., *Haas, B.J., and Libarkin, J.C. (2011) Improving Communication of Geologic Concepts Through Effective Information Design. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43(5), 534.

LaDue, N., and Clark, S.K. (2010) Earth Science Literacy: K-12 Teacher and Geoscience Professor Perspectives. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(5), 24.

Libarkin, J., Clark, S.K., and Simmon, R. (2010) The color of confusion in an expert world. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(5), 58.

Momsen, J.L., Clark, S.K., Haudek, K., Geraghty Ward, E., Schramm, J.W., Doherty, J.H., and Vergara, C. (2010) Lost in translation: Quantifying the Overlap of Popular Media and Non-Majors Science Course Assessment Vocabulary. Ecological Society of America. National Meeting.

Clark, S.K. (2009) The role of image design in communicating the plate tectonic model. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED51A-0516.

LaDue, N., Clark, S.K., Thompson, J., Beckendorf, K., and Wysession, M. (2009) The (mis)Alignment of the Earth Science Literacy Principles to the National Science Education Standards. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED33A-0552.

Kortz, K.M., Smay, J.J., Mattera, A.V., and Clark, S.K. (2009) Reducing Plate Tectonic Misconceptions with Lecture Tutorials. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED23A-0543.

Duggan-Haas, D., and Clark, S.K. (2009) Forest for the Trees: Earth Systems Science Literacy Initiatives and the Need for a Smaller Integrated Set of Principles (invited).Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41(7), 712.

Clark, S.K. (2009) Plate tectonics as viewed by novices and experts. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41(7), 251.

*Jordan, S.C., Libarkin, J.C., and Clark, S.K. (2009) Too much, too little, or just right? An investigation of confidence, demographics, and correctness. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41(7), 667.

Libarkin, J.C., Asghar, A., Clark, S.K. (presenter), Elkins, J.T., and Stokes, A.J. (2009) Communicating across paradigms: Boundary-crossing in an interdisciplinary world. Physics Education Research Conference (PERC 2009 –Ann Arbor, MI.)

Clark, S.K., Heidemann, M., Libarkin, J., and Sibley, D. (2008) A novel conceptual methodology for teaching and learning dynamic processes in the geological sciences. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40(6), 214.

Clark, S.K. and Libarkin, J. (2008) Post-instruction alternative conceptions about plate tectonics held by non-science majors. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40(6), 364.

King, H., Stokes, A., Libarkin, J., and Clark, S.K. (2008) The emerging field of geocognition. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40(6), 418.

Libarkin, J., and Clark, S.K. (2008) The relationship between students' confidence and conceptual understanding of plate tectonics. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40(6), 419.

*Rossman, S., Libarkin, J., and Clark, S.K. (2008) Missing connections in student conceptions of global change. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 40(6), 214.

Zhu, J., Johnson, T.M., and Clark, S.K. (2008) Selenium isotope variations in weathering zones of Se-rich carbonaceous rocks at Yutangba, China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(12), Supplement 1, A1102.

Zhu, J., Johnson, T.M., and Clark, S.K. (2007) Selenium enrichment in weathering zones: Se isotopes at Yutangba, China. Eos Trans., AGU, 88(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H41J-06.

Clark S.K. and Johnson T.M. (2007) Stable isotopes as indicators of contaminant reduction by wetland sediments: Effective fractionation factors and the role of diffusion. The 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting. Chicago, IL, March 25, 2007.

Clark, S.K. and Midden, C.J. (2006) Earthquakes and you: Making Earth science relevant to 5th graders. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7), 154.

Clark S.K. and Johnson T.M. (2004) Isotopic Fractionation of Selenium Oxyanions in Wetlands, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(17), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract B41B-06.

* Student author


Research and Creative Activities
  • Persistence of alternative conceptions across the expert-novice continuum
  • Communication of scientific concepts by instructors and the news media
  • Evolution of climate scientists' perspectives
  • Isotopic fractionation of selenium in natural environments
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Geology)
  • M.S., University of Iowa (Geology)
  • B.S., University of Kansas (Geology)