Clark, Jesse

Assistant Professor
John Wesley School of Leadership
Stevens Hall SH211
PhD in Sociology, University of Georgia 2015
MA in Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2008
BA in Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2006

About

Jesse Clark is an Assistant Professor in the John Wesley School of Leadership at Carolina University, starting in the fall 2020 semester. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Part-Time Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There he taught courses in Research Methods, Data Analysis, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, and Social Psychology. His research interests revolve around how people define situations and the social consequences of those perceptions. He has presented his work at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association and the Southern Sociological Society.

Publications

Clark, Jesse K. 2015. “How Cohesion Motivation in Task Groups Affects Status and Influence.” PhD dissertation, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia.

Clark, Jesse K. 2008. “Actors’ Perceptions of Self-Directed Actions with Affect Control Theory.” MA Thesis, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Clark, Jesse K. 2011. “Affect Control Theory.” In The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer and J. Michael Ryan, Blackwell.

Refereed Journal Articles

Kriegel, Darys, J., Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Jesse K. Clark, Robert E. Freeland, David R. Heise, Dawn T. Robinson, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. 2017. “A Multilevel Investigation of Arabic-Language Impression Change.” International Journal of Sociology. 47(4):278-95.

Selected Conference Presentations

Clark, Jesse K. 2013. “How Cohesion Motivation in Task Groups Affects Status and Influence.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York City, August 12.

Clark, Jesse K., Robert E. Freeland, Kimberly B. Rogers, Muhammad Mageed, David R. Heise, Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Dawn T. Robinson. 2012. “Comparing Arabic and U.S. English Impression Dynamics: A Pilot Study.” Paper presented at the Research Advances in Affect Control Theory II conference, Brown County State Park, IN, April 21.

Clark, Jesse K., and Katie James. 2012. “Gender Differences in Emotions Predicted by Affect Control Theory for Self-Helping and Self-Harming Reflexive Behaviors.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA, March 23.

Clark, Jesse K., and Robert E. Freeland. 2011. “Using Affect Control Theory to Understand Arab Culture.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL, April 9.

Clark, Jesse K. 2010. “Comparing Emotions Predicted by Affect Control Theory for Similar Social and Reflexive Behaviors.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 14.

Clark, Jesse K. 2009. “Actors’ Perceptions of Self-Directed Actions with Affect Control Theory.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 8.

Professional Memberships and Awards

Southern Sociological Society

American Sociological Association
Sections: Social Psychology, Race, Class, and Gender
Awards: Mathematical Sociology Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award 2014

Clark, Jesse