Professor, Kinesiology
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2379
Phone: (301) 405-2452 |
Laboratory Website: 
Motor Development Research Group

Dr. Jane E. Clark served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health from July 2012 until December 2016. Dean Clark’s passion is to help children achieve the competence and confidence to be physically active throughout their lives. With physical inactivity a leading cause of premature death, engagement in physical activity is viewed as an important goal across the life course. In particular, Dr. Clark’s research focuses on development of motor skills in infants and young children, with a special focus on those with movement difficulties. Clark has edited seven books, written over a hundred papers, and presented hundreds of professional papers at conferences and universities here and abroad. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have funded her research. Currently, she is on the editorial board of Research in Developmental Disabilities and Frontiers In Movement Science and Sport Psychology and is the founding editor of Kinesiology Review. She has received national recognition for her research and service having served as elected leader of three national organizations.

Education and Training

University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kinesiology (Motor Development)

M. Ed.
University of Washington, Seattle.
Physical Education.

B. S. P. E.
State University of New York, Brockport.
Health & Physical Education. Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

2013 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, State University of New York
2013 NASPSPA Distinguished Scholar
2010 University of Wisconsin School of Education, Alumni Achievement Award
2008 Hall of Heritage Award, Brockport Alumni Association, SUNY Brockport
2007 Alliance Scholar, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
2007 University of Maryland Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year
2004-05 Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholar Mentor to Annie Wong, recipient
1999 NASPSPA President's Award
1999 NASPSPA Senior Scholar Lecturer
1999 Illinois State University Physical Education Scholar Lecturer
1999 Jerry P. Wrenn Outstanding Service Award, College of HHP
1995 McCloy Lecturer, AAHPERD Research Consortium
1995 EDA Scholar, Eastern District Association of AAHPERD
1994 Slaughter Lecturer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
1994 D'Agostino Lecturer, Distinguished Alumni, SUNY- Brockport
1993 Distinguished Service Award, Research Consortium, AAHPERD
1993 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (#348)
1988 Outstanding Teacher - College Division, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Eastern Division
1985 Fellow, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance


Kagerer, F. A., & Clark, J. E. (2014). Development of interactions between sensorimotor representations in school-aged children. Human Movement Science, 34, 164–177. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2014.02.001

Pangelinan, M. M., Hatfield, B. D., & Clark, J. E. (2013). Differences in movement-related cortical activation patterns underlying motor performance in children with and without developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(12), 3041–3050. doi:10.1152/jn.00532.2012

Bair, W.-N., Kiemel, T., Jeka, J. J., & Clark, J. E. (2012). Development of Multisensory Reweighting Is Impaired for Quiet Stance Control in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40932. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040932.t001

King, B.R., Clark, J.E., Oliveira, M.A. (2012). Developmental delay of finger torque control in children with developmental coordination disorderDevelopmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 54, 932-937.

King, B. R., Oliveira, M. A., Contreras-Vidal, J. L., & Clark, J. E. (2012). Development of state estimation explains improvements in sensorimotor performance across childhood. Journal ofNeurophysiology, 107(11), 3040–3049. doi:10.1152/jn.00932.2011

Pangelinan, M.M., Kagerer, F.A., Momen, B., Hatfield, B.D., & Clark, J.E. (2011). Electrocortical dynamics reflect age-related differences in movement kinematics in children and adults. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 737-747. PMCID: PMC3059890

King, B.R. Harring, J., Oliveira, M.A., & Clark, J.E. (2011).  Statistically characterizing intra- and inter-individual variability in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1388-1398.

Pangelinan, M.M., Zhang, G., VanMeter, J.W., Clark, J.E., Hatfield, B.D., & Haufler, A.J. (2011). Beyond age and gender: Relationships between cortical and subcortical brain volume and cognitive-motor ability in school-age children. NeuroImage, 54, 3093-3100. PMCID: PMC3020257

Roche, R., Wilms-Floet, A.M., Clark, J.E., & Whitall, J. (2011). Auditory and visual information do not affect self-paced bilateral finger tapping in children with DCD. Human Movement Science, 30, 658-671.

Bair, W.N., Barela, J.A., Whitall, J., Jeka, J.J., & Clark, J.E. (2011). Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder benefit from using vision in combination with touch information for quiet standing. Gait & Posture, 34, 183-190. PMCID: PMC3130081

King, B.R., Kagerer, F.A., Harring, J.R., Contreras-Vidal, J.L., & Clark, J.E. (2011).  Multisensory adaptation of spatial-to-motor transformations in children with developmental coordination disorder. Experimental Brain Research, 212, 257-265. PMID:21584627