Langston Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Langston Clark, Ph.D.


Langston Clark is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the College of Education and Human Development. Langston completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) at The University of Texas at Austin. Before obtaining his Ph.D., he received his M.A. in Adapted Physical Education from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Physical Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T). Given his experience as an undergraduate at A&T, a Historically Black College/Universities (HBCUs), he has developed a passion for the continued development and elevation of minority-serving institutions. Dr. Clark's research focuses on the training of Black physical educators and kinesiologists at HBCUs. His other research interest includes the intersections of athletics, race, and education.

Dr. Clark has over 20 research publications featured in The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, The Journal of Negro Education, Quest, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and The Journal of Black Psychology. He has also participated in 40 national and international research presentations. For his accomplishments as a researcher, Dr. Clark has been awarded the Mabel Lee Young Professional Award and the Leroy T. Walker Young Professional Award, which recognizes the commitments of young scholars dedicated to social justice by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America.

As a public intellectual, Dr. Clark is the founder and host of Entrepreneurial Appetite, a series of events dedicated to building community, promoting intellectualism, and supporting Black businesses. Recordings of these discussions are available on the Entrepreneurial Appetite Black Book Discussions Podcast. Additionally, he has been a featured guest on several podcasts, including What's New in Adapted Physical Education, BAME PE, Black + in Grad School, and Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education.

Dr. Clark is committed to increasing the quality of the Black experience in higher education. Through service as an Alumni Fellow in The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males at The University of Texas at Austin, he actively participates in mentoring Black males through higher education. As a dedicated alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University, Dr. Clark founded From A&T To Ph.D., a community of support for Aggies in the doctoral pipeline. At UTSA, he is the faculty leader of the Black Student Initiatives fundraiser, which is designed to support programming for Black student leaders. To date, this initiative has raised over 20,000 dollars.