Lecturer in Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
John Clark graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with a BSc (Hons) and BA, Curtin University, Australia, with an MSc and Christchurch Teachers Training College, New Zealand, with a Dip Tchg.
He worked in New Zealand as a high school mathematics teacher from 1983-2000 and again from 2005-2008. During periods of this time, Clark was both a head of department and dean of students. From 2001-2004, he worked for the Ministry of Education in Singapore as a high school mathematics teacher, where he was responsible for developing a mathematics enrichment program for able students.
In 2008, Clark moved to the UAE to become the founding head of Department of Mathematics at Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi, where he had the responsibility of starting a new Mathematics Department with a diverse faculty group. He also taught mathematics and statistics across all levels.
In 2012, Clark was transferred to The Petroleum Institute, which became a part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in 2017, where he has taught in both the Foundation Program and the College of Arts and Science. Clark has taught and been coordinator of courses in Intensive Algebra, Pre-calculus and Calculus I. He also teaches Calculus II. Clark is a student advisor in the College of Arts and Science.
Gender Differences in Learning University Mathematics in the UAE