Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dr. Cynthia Clark is an award-winning nursing professor, Professor Emeritus, Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI Nursing Education, and the Founder of Civility Matters®. Her ground-breaking work on fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academic and practice environments. Her theory-driven interventions, empirical measurements, theoretical models, and reflective assessments provide “best practices” to prevent, measure, and address uncivil behavior and to create healthy workplaces. Dr. Clark served as a co-chair for the American Nurses Association Professional Panel for Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence and serves as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She is the recipient of numerous teaching, research, and service awards, and her book, Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education,” received 1st place honors as the 2013 AJN Book of the Year. Dr. Clark is a prolific researcher, presenter, author; and professional blogger. Her presentations number in the hundreds and her publications have appeared in several peer-reviewed and open-access venues. Dr. Clark is a member of the editorial review board for Nurse Educator and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed nursing journals. Dr. Clark is also well known for her expertise in the area of scholarly teaching and learner-centered pedagogies. For the past several years, Dr. Clark has used live theater actors, simulation, and student-produced and directed YouTube videos as active learning strategies to promote student engagement and deep learning. Her article on the use of live actors as a teaching strategy to address incivility in the practice setting published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing has been downloaded more than 1500 times by readers from the US, Turkey, Taiwan, China, Australia, Iran, and the UK since its release in June 2014.