Kathy Clark

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist


4280 School of Kinesiology Building
830 North University Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048


Additional Title(s)

  • Lecturer, Kinesiology

Dr. Kathy Clark is currently a Movement Science Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. Prior to her time at the school, Dr. Clark was a member of the Stafford/Anfimov Advisory Panel and the Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group at NASA. She also served as Chief Scientist at NASA for both the Human Exploration & Development of Space Enterprise and the International Space Station.

Dr. Clark is a professional speaker who uses her experience to motivate and inspire others to reach for the stars in their careers. She also works to promote education with groups like the Jean-Michel Cousteau Society, the Square One Education Network, the Argos Foundation, the National Marine Sanctuaries, the Sea World Hubbs Institute, SAS Games, the National Space Grant Foundation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s After School All Stars, and the 27 Foundation.


  • University of Michigan
    • PhD Kinesiology ’90
    • MS ’82
  • The College of Wooster
    • BA ’80

Professional Service

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  • 2007 Board of Trustees, National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation
  • 2006 Board of Advisors, Jean-Michel Cousteau Society
  • 2006 Chair, Board of Control, Michigan Technological University
  • 2006 Roskosmos (Russian Space Agency) Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the 10 Year Anniversary of the
  • Stafford-Anfimov ISS Task Force
  • 2006 National Aeronautics & Space Administration Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the 10 Year Anniversary
  • of the Stafford-Anfimov ISS Task Force
  • 2005 National Aeronautics & Space Administration Public Service Medal for Service on the Return to Flight Task Group
  • 2005- 2010 Board of Trustees, Western Reserve Academy
  • 2003 Western Reserve Academy Morley Science Medal
  • 2001 Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, Board of Control, Michigan Tech University. Appointed by both Governor
  • Engler (2001) and Governor Granholm (2005) of Michigan
  • 2001 National Aeronautics & Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Customer Service Excellence Award
  • 2001 Women in Aerospace International Award
  • 2001 Inducted into the National Women’s Museum
  • 2000-2004 Space Day Foundation Board
  • 2000 Western Reserve Academy Waring Prize for Outstanding Alumni Contributions to the community
  • 1999 National Aeronautics & Space Administration Space Flight Awareness Team Award
  • 1998-2004 Western Reserve Academy Board of Visitors
  • 1998-2000 Women in Aerospace Board of Directors

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