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Dr. Paul Clark

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Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor & MSW Program Director

Phone: (904) 620-5296

Office: Building 0004, Room 2609


Areas of Expertise

Sociology, Social Work, Psychopathology, Family Therapy


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008.
  • M.S.W., Norfolk State University, 1985.
  • B.A., Sociology, Christopher Newport College, 1981.


Dr. Clark received a PhD in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He earned the MSW from Norfolk State University with a dual concentration in social work practice in mental health and macro practice settings. Prior to earning the MSW, Dr. Clark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Christopher Newport College.


Dr. Clark's teaching and research interests are in the areas of social work practice in health and mental health settings, behavioral oncology, development of evidence-based practice in community oncology settings, and the role of social work in cancer survivorship. He is particularly interested in the efficacy and effectiveness of social work interventions for decreasing cancer-related distress and improvement of quality of life.


In addition to his experience as an educator and researcher, Dr. Clark has engaged in the practice of social work in health and mental health settings for more than 25 years as both a clinician and administrator.


Dr. Clark is an assistant professor of social work. He joined the faculty at the University of North Florida in August 2014.