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Summer Clark

Associate Professor

Faculty member Summer Clark, headshot

Dr. Clark is passionate about re-envisioning the classroom as a community grounded in equity, caring, and wonder.

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Dr. Clark has a M.Ed. from University of Mississippi, Ed.S. from University of Georgia, and Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park. 


Clark, S. (2017, October 24). Parenting Inspiration from Kazu Kibuishi [Article published on official Horn Book Website]. Retrieved from The Horn Book Family Reading blog: //

Parenting inspiration from Kazu Kibuishi and other graphic ...

“What is the hardest character for you to draw?” my second-grade son, Miles, asked Kazu Kibuishi, author and illustrator of his favorite graphic novels series ...

Clark, S. (2017, June 28). Raising a Feminist. [Article Published on Official Horn Book Website]. Retrieved from The Horn Book Family Reading blog: //

Raising a feminist — The Horn Book

I had a feminist awakening in my early twenties, and since then I’ve become passionate about analyzing female characters in books and films with a critical eye.

Clark, S. (September 2017). What my first grader taught me about learning to read. The Horn Book Magazine. pp. 42-46. Also published online: //

Books in the Home: What My First Grader Taught Me About ...

What does it mean to learn to read? As a former first-grade teacher and a professor of literacy education, I have constructed plenty of answers over the years. But ...

Gine, R. & Clark, S. (2017). Promoting critical math literacy through the novel, An Abundance of Katherines. In Greathouse, P., Eisenbach. B. & Kaywell, J., Eds. Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield.

Enriquez, G., Clark, S., & Della Calce, J. (2017). Using children’s literature for dynamic learning frames and growth mindsets. The Reading Teacher, 70, 6, pp. 711-719

Eisenbach, B., Clark, S., & Gooden, A. (September, 2016). Cultivating connections with diverse families. Association for Middle Level Education Magazine. Westerville, OH: Association for Middle Level Education.

Afflerbach, P. & Clark, S. (2011). Diversity and English Language Arts assessment.

In Lapp, D. & Fisher, D. (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. NY: Routledge.

Brown, T., Clark S., & Bridges, T. (2011). Youth teaching teachers: Bridging racial and cultural divides between teachers and students. In Hughes, S. & Berry, T. (Eds.), The Evolving Significance of Race. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Afflerbach, P., Cho, B.-Y., Clark, S., & Kim, J.-Y. (2010). Classroom assessment of literacy. In D. Wyse, R. Andrews, & J. Hoffman (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English, language and Literacy Teaching (pp. 401-412). London: Routledge.


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