Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Felecia Bennett-Clark

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Office Location
226 Knapp Bldg.
Office Phone
577-2297
Education

Wayne State University , Detroit, MI

  • PhD Student, Department of Political Science
  • Master of Arts, in Political Science, December 2002, Masters Essay: "Racial Consciousness: An Analysis of Political Behavior"
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, December 1997
Professional Service

2003-present: Graduate Research Assistant/Trainee, Institute of Gerontology , Wayne State University

  • Weekly colloquium attendee
  • Individual research and proposal preparation for urban elders and political participation
  • Telephone interviewing for Healthier Black Elders Initiative

2000-2003: Project Manager, Adult Onset Mobility Loss Study, ( NIH#1R01 HD3490-01A2, Mark Luborsky, P.I.) Institute of Gerontology , Wayne State University , Detroit, MI

  • Supervised and assigned specific tasks to graduate student and support staff for recruitment efforts and research
  • Conducted subject interviews for individuals with mobility impairments
  • Manager of research subject recruitment efforts
  • Assisted with all phases of research including: data collection, data management, and data analysis

1999-2000: Research Assistant, Urban Health Project, Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute

  • Assisted with preparation of grant proposals
  • Performed data analysis for various community databases
  • Performed literature reviews and editing
  • Created survey, database, and codebook for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program evaluation

1997-1998: Student Research Assistant, Center for Urban Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, Early On Project, Lyke Thompson, P.I., Wayne State University

  • Assisted in data coding and entry, and focus group transcriptions for the Early On Project
  • Performed field interviews for Early On project

1996-1997 Student Advisor, Higher Education Opportunities Committee, Wayne State University

  • Tutored High School Students in English, and writing
  • Prepared and presented focus group discussions on teenage issues
  • Performed general advising
Professional Associations
  • 2004 - Present: Political Science Graduate Student Organization
  • 2003 - Present: Gerontological Society of
  • 2000 - Present: American Political Science Association
  • 2003 - Present: Member of the Metro Detroit Aging Coalition (MDAC), Institute of Gerontology
  • Member of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University
Honors and Awards
  • National Institute on Aging Pre-doctoral Trainee, Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology
  • Liberal Arts and Science Doctoral Fellowship

Publications
  • Luborsky, Mark PhD, Jennifer Buddenborg, and F. Bennett-Clark, "Strategic Planning Group for Visual Rehabilitation in Michigan : Report of 2002 Survey Findings" (2002)
  • Bennett-Clark, F.; Luborsky, M.; Moffat A., Theeck, M., and Scheer J.; Recruiting Participants for Research on Adults with Mobility Loss, [in preparation for submission to the Journal of Gerontology (present)]
Teaching Experience

2003-present: Macomb County Community College , Adjunct Faculty-Arts and Sciences Department , Course: Introduction to Politics (POLS 1000)

  • Developed course curriculum utilizing course textbook, select films, current news, and scholarly articles
  • Encouraged students to recognize the importance of politics and the role of government in the various aspects of their lives
  • Taught with interactive materials and group activities
Professional Experience
  • 2001- Present: Peer reviewer for the Margaret Clark Award student paper competition sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology
  • 2003- Present: Metro Detroit Aging Coalition  
Presentations
  • Bennett-Clark, F, (April 2004) Preventive Services: Crime and the Older American Act: A Preliminary Analysis, presented at the annual Research Day in the Department of Political Science
  • Theeck, M., Luborsky, M., Moffat, A.; Scheer, J.; Bennett-Clark, F., and Willis, D., (November 2003), How Does Social Structural Stigma Affect Personal Constructs of Continuity in the Long-term After Mobility Loss?, poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA
  • Bennett-Clark, Luborsky, Moffat, Theeck, and Scheer, (November 2003), Recruiting Participants for Research on Adults with Mobility Loss: Challenges to Strategies, poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA
  • Bennett-Clark, F., Preventive Services: Analysis of Crime and the Older American, (October 2003), poster presented at the Institute of Gerontology ís Fall Poster Competition
  • Bennett-Clark, F., Luborsky, M.; Theeck, M.; and Sheer, (November 2002), Self Defined Transitions and Eras in Adult Onset Mobility Loss: Challenges to Theory, paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA
  • Bennett-Clark, Luborsky, Theeck, and Scheer; (October 2001), Subject Recruitment: Experiences & Outcomes from the Adult Onset Mobility Loss Study, poster presented at the Institute of Gerontology 's Fall Poster Competition
  • Bennett-Clark, (2000) Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) Evaluation, presented at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Annual Dinner for BCCCP volunteers and staff