Ginger Clark

Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Ginger Clark is an Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs. In Academic Affairs, Ginger is responsible for implementation of USC’s Excellence in Teaching Initiative, and is the Director of USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching. In Faculty Affairs, she serves as a resource to schools on their implementation of faculty salary benchmarking, RTPC faculty promotion and merit review processes, and part-time faculty promotion and merit review processes. In addition to these responsibilities, she contributes to the university’s diversity and inclusion and mentoring efforts. A Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education, she was the Curriculum Coordinator of the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Degree program for 10 years before becoming Academic Senate President in 2015. Ginger works on many initiatives stemming from resolutions passed by the Academic Senate.

As a first-generation college student, Ginger earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Master’s degree in psychology (option in psychological research) from California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of California, and her clinical expertise is in sexual trauma, as well as parenting and gender issues. She continues to teach in the MFT program, having taught courses in The Counseling Process, Theories in Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Career Development, as well as providing clinical supervision in Practicum and Fieldwork Courses.