• Amanda D. Clark, PhD, is an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.

    Dr. Clark’s research focuses on social movements, election administration, and the U.S. policy process. She has examined the framing strategies of social movements including Black Lives Matter, the nonprofit community in Flint, MI in response to the water crisis and a national coalition in the anti-human trafficking field. She is the author of Framing the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Movement Coalitions and Tactical Diffusion published by Lexington Books in 2019. After serving at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office in 2020, where she ran early voting, Dr. Clark has begun to focus her research on election administration and the role that public affairs academics play in supporting this essential public service. She is active in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the Public Management Research Association, and the Public Administration Theory Network, where she is a member of the Board and treasurer. Her recent journal articles have been published in Administration & Society, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Administrative Theory & Praxis, and Urban Affairs Review.

    Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University in Kent, OH, an MPIA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in International Business and French from Marietta College in Marietta, OH.

research interests

  • Election Administration, Social Movements, Framing, Governance

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Amanda Clark