Jeffrey T. Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Office: Minard Hall 428D14
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
- A.M., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979
- A.B., Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1973
Dr. Jeffrey Clark, an archaeologist, has been a member of the NDSU faculty since 1983. Dr. Clark's primary teaching responsibilities are introduction to anthropology, archaeology, cultural ecology, peoples of the South Pacific, and human origins and he also oversees individual lab experience coursework and archaeological fieldschools in American Samoa.
Dr. Clark received a grant from the National Science Foundation to equip the Archaeology Technologies Lab with the technology necessary to undertake 3D modeling.
Dr. Clark is an anthropological archaeologist with regional foci in Oceania (particularly Polynesia) and, secondarily, North America (most notably in North Dakota and the Northern Plains). His topical research interests are multifaceted, covering such areas as human impacts on their environment and responses to environmental changes, social change and the development of complexity, landscape analysis, and more. He is also active in computer and technology applications for the study of past cultures, including remote sensing and virtual reality modeling for education as well as research. In pursuing his research interests he typically work with colleagues in geosciences, computer science, and occasionally other disciplines.
Dr. Clark's outreach activities center on efforts to engage local communities in the research that he does on their cultural heritage, particularly when working in American Samoa. This involves keeping local chiefs and other residents informed of what we are doing as archaeologists and why. He also encourages local residents to work with the field team.