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 partnering with other members of the university community 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 the faculty member for the Well-Being Living Learning Community, which is home to 45 undergraduate students from first-time freshmen to seniors, and she is one of Mason’s two Mental Health First Aid facilitators.
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 and the Department of English and has been a regular instructor for UNIV 100, the freshmen transition class. She piloted an equivalent course in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for transfer students, and she transitioned the content of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Mental Health First Aid training into a partial-term upper-level course to increase student participation in that program.
Katie is pursuing her Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric, with a research emphasis on the ways we discuss and the ways we embody well-being concepts such as mindfulness and resilience. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2005 and earned her BA in English and Art History in 2001.