Dr. Jelisa Clark joined the department of sociology at Fayetteville State University in 2017. She earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Kentucky, and MA and PhD in Applied Sociology from the University of Louisville. During her graduate studies Dr. Clark was the recipient of the Southern Regional Educational Board Doctoral Fellowship. Her research and teaching is focused on the intersection of race and gender in education. Dr. Clark has conducted research that examines how racial ideologies operate and shape the experiences of Black boys. She has also worked on projects investigating the impact of Black Male Initiatives on college persistence and retention of Black men.
SOCI 210 – Principles of Sociology
SOCI 370 – Sociology of Black Community
SOCI 400 – Sociology of Gender Roles
Areas of Research Interest