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Kirsten Ostergren Clark

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Research Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Fatherhood and Masculinity, Religion and Health

Education:

  • MSW; University of South Carolina
  • Graduate courses in Sociology; Oklahoma State University
  • BS, Psychology; Indiana State University
  • BS, Sociology; Indiana State University
  • Spanish language courses

Presentations:

  • Ostergren Clark, Kirsten. “Fathering Adult Children with a Developmental Disability: Questioning the Questionnaire.” National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Annual Caucus, Paducah, Kentucky. July 2019.
  • Ostergren Clark, Kirsten. “Are There Really Choices in School Cafeterias? Knowledge and Options for Young Adults.” National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Annual Caucus, Paducah, Kentucky. July 2019.
  • Thomeer, Mieke Beth and Kirsten Ostergren Clark. “Marital and Caregiving Dynamics among Caregivers with Health Impairments.” Faculty Development Grant Program Poster Session. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. November 2018.
  • Ostergren Clark, Kirsten. “Is your preacher your dentist or does your dentist preach to you? The Relationship of Religion and Dental Health.” Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham. Alabama. October 2018.
  • Ostergren Clark, Kirsten. “Do I need a religious accountant or just a therapist? The Relationship of Religion and Mental Health.” National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Annual Caucus, Murray, Kentucky. July 2018.
  • Clark, T. & Ostergren Clark, K. “They Say that in the Army: Textual Analysis of U.S. Military Marching Cadences.” Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 2000.
  • Ostergren, Kirsten L. “Beyond the Home: Women and Work 1915-1955.” Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Huntsville, Alabama. October 1997.
  • Dearhamer, T., Ostergren, K., Reigel, M., & Arquitt, G. “A Tale of Two (Oklahoma) Cities: Comparative Analysis of Images and Perceptions.” Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 1997.
  • Ostergren, K. “Barriers to Integration for People with Developmental Disabilities.” Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas. October 1996.

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Institute on Social Work & Human Services in Rural Areas
  • Mid-South Sociological Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Honorary Sociological Society

Sociology Teaching Experience (Independent Instructor):

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cultural Diversity

Graduate Teaching Instructor

  • Honors Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology (on-line)
  • Intimate Relationships & the Family
  • Sociology of Sex & Gender (on-ground & on-line)
  • Introduction to Aging (on-line)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (on-line)
  • Introduction to Applied Social Research Methods (on-line)
  • Applied Sociological Theory (on-line)
  • Applied Sociology (on-line)
  • Consumer Culture (on-line)
  • Public Sociology (on-line)