I earned a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in 2019 . My PhD was in Higher Education and my research focused on the challenges that Canadian graduate students with mental health conditions experience and the supports they use. Previously, I completed a Bachelor of Education (Junior/Intermediate) and a Bachelor of Arts (Integrated Studies) as a concurrent education program at Brock University. I then received a Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Development, also from Brock University. During my master’s degree, I completed a thesis titled “Exploring Academic (Di)stress and Help-Seeking in Faculty of Education Students.”
Prior to joining Laurier I taught courses at Brock University in higher education, research methods, and learning skills. I have also been involved in various professional organizations such as the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services and the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE). I served as a Board member for CSSHE for three years.
The main focus of my research is understanding the challenges that specific populations of postsecondary students experience and how they can be further supported. To date, I have undertaken work that examines undergraduate and graduate students with mental health conditions, students with disabilities, and international students, and students in professional and non-professional programs.
I am currently undertaking three research projects. One focuses on Canadian post-secondary students’ mental health and uses National College Health Assessment data. The second uses the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey data to understand the experiences of graduate students with disabilities. The third examines perspectives of senior academic and student affairs leaders in relation to institutional efforts to support student success and retention.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of student affairs and services, postsecondary education, and special education.
(note K.A. Clarke is nee Moore)
Clarke, K. (2019). Exploring disability identity in a sample of Canadian graduate students with a mental health condition. Communiqué, 19(2), 13-15.
Clarke, K. A. (2019). A Mental Health Snapshot of the 2016 CGPSS Data. Retrieved from https://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/MentalHealthReport_May23.pdf
Clarke, K. A. (2018). Comparison of specific populations of graduate students with disabilities using 2016 CGPSS data. Retrieved from https://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/CombinedReport_Nov28.pdf
Moore, K. A. (2017, March 14). Customizing mental health information and services for graduate students. GradHacker.
Seifert, T. A., Moore, K. A, Beaulieu, J., Arnold, C. H. (2017). Paddling with purpose: Perceptions of student success & retention efforts. SEM Quarterly, 5(1).
Moore, K. A., and Sukhai, M. (2017). Understanding accessibility in graduate education for students with disabilities in Canada: A summary. Communiqué, 17(3), 22-23.
Moore, K. A, Rutherford, C., Crawford, K. A. (2016). Supporting postsecondary English language learners’ writing proficiency using technological tools. Journal of International Students, 6(4), 857-872.
Moore, K. A. (2016). An interview with Adam Kuhn, the voice behind Canada’s newest student affairs podcast. Communiqué, 17(2), 8-9.
Seifert, T. A., Beaulieu, J., Arnold, C. H., and Moore, K. A. (2016). From good to great: Perceptions of student affairs and services retention efforts. Communiqué, 17(2), 9-10.
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