Dr. Gary Clark is an associate professor in the Department of Physical and Health Education at SRU. He earned a Ph.D. in developmental movement from the University of Pittsburgh where his research focus was on the effect of physical activity on cognitive function in children. He received his master of science degree in physical education from Western Kentucky University and his bachelor's of science degree in recreation from Lock Haven University, where he was a starter on the football team and received Ross E. Nevel award, and being honored with the Outstanding Internship Award. Before coming to SRU he taught physical education major courses at several other institutions including Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. Clark has coached a variety of levels in sports including football, track and field, swimming, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. He promotes physical activity for everyone and is involved in programs for children with special needs including programs at the University of Pittsburgh, the IUP Special Needs Activity Program, Special Olympics, and through serving as a master-level counselor in a sport-based program focused on behavior modification in children.