Professor of Sociology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 619-6431
Email: eclarke@vanguard.edu

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. 1996 University of Southern California, Los Angeles
M.M.F.T. 1993 University of Southern California, Los Angeles
MA 1993 University of Southern California, Los Angeles
BA 1988 Southern California College
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC/SCHOLARLY POSITIONS:

2006-Present Associate Professor of Sociology, Vanguard University
2000-2006 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Vanguard University
April 1993-April 2004 Full-time Lecturer: Department of Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles
Spring 2000 Lecturer, Vanguard University
September 1988-June 1991 Teaching Assistant: Department of Sociology, University of Southern California
Fall 1990 Lecturer: Department of Sociology, Southern California College

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Marriage and the Family Marriage and Family Therapy
Deviance Criminology/Juvenile Delinquency

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “Deviant Behavior: A text-reader in the Sociology of Deviance.” Worth Publishers. 2008.
  • “Deviant Behavior: A text-reader in the Sociology of Deviance.” Co-authored with D. Kelly. Worth Publishers. 2002.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • Clarke, E., Preston, M., Raksin, J. and Bengston, V., “Types of Conflicts and Tensions Between Older Parents and Adult Children.” The Gerontologist. 1999.
  • Clarke, E., “Effects of conflict on adult children’s relationship to parents: A multi-dimensional approach to parent-child conflict.” Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of University of Southern California. 1996.
  • Clarke, E. et al, “Intergenerational relationships and aging.” Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging. 1997.

CONFERENCE & PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Christian attitudes toward homosexuality: The declining significance of denomination.” 74th annual Pacific Sociological Meetings, Pasadena, CA. April 3-6, 2003.
  • “Integrating faith and learning: A Pentecostal perspective.” Commission on Higher Education Conference, Springfield, MO. 2002
  • “Conflict issues in older parent-adult child relationships: Predicting intergenerational solidarity.” 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Vanguard University. November 1996.
  • “Predicting change in affectual solidarity from children’s reports of conflict with parents.” 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 1996.
  • “Parent-Child Conflict Over the Life-Course.” 47th Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 1994.
  • “Conflict and Tensions in Older Parent-Adult Child Relationships.” 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 1993.
  • “Identity Theory: A different look at abusers.” Sociological Practice Association, International meeting. June 1991.
  • “Marital Rape: Implications of a cultural dysfunction.” Southern California Colloquium. 1988.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Sociological Association
  • National Council of Family Relations
  • Sociological Practice Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta – International Sociology Honor Society

HONORS:

University of Southern California:

  • University Award for Outstanding Departmental Teaching Assistant
  • California State Graduate Fellowship (4 years)
  • Fry Scholarship Award
  • Fry Fund Dissertation Award
  • Vice President Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Chapter (Sociology Honor Society)

Southern California College

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Baccalaureate Speaker
  • Division of Social Sciences Honor Award (Highest GPA)
  • Elected President, Sociology Club of Southern California College, 1987-1988

California State University, Los Angeles

  • Honorary Member of Golden Key Honor Society (membership of faculty requires student recommendations)