Katie Clare is the Associate Director for Resilience Programs for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB). In this role, she is responsible for collaborating with campus partners to manage the university’s Resilience Badge and move it from a small hybrid program to a fully online program that will extend its reach to a wider audience. She is one of two Mason employees certified to teach Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Prior to joining CWB and since 2001, she served in a variety of roles at George Mason University -- all of which focused on student success. For more than 10 years, she served as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has taught for the Honors College, the Department of English, and the UNIV 100 program. She piloted a course similar to UNIV 100 in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for transfer students. In addition, she transitioned the content of the Mental Health First Aid training program into a partial-term course to increase student participation. For two years, she served as the faculty member for the Well-Being Living Learning Community.
Katie’s research interests include how we embody well-being concepts such as mindfulness and resilience in our daily lives and how writing benefits well-being. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2005 and earned her BA in English and Art History in 2001.