Director, Accreditation Programs
Doug Clarke is responsible for overseeing ATA’s accreditation programs, developing program policies and procedures, and managing the overall accreditation process. Mr. Clarke has over 24 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, administrator, and accrediting agency staff member. During the last 16 years, he has been involved with the development and oversight of program curriculum and faculty for various allied health disciplines.
Before joining ATA, Mr. Clarke was most recently the Associate Director and Lead Accreditation Specialist for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) during the last 7 years, and a Chief Academic officer in the for-profit sector of higher education during the previous 9 years. He held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and Clemson University when he served as the Director of Debate and Forensics for both institutions. He also served as a Team Leader and Administrative Specialist for on-site visits conducted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School in Falls Church, VA and also served on the Standards Review Committee for the agency during his 5 year affiliation with the agency. He has also been a regular presenter at national conferences on topics related to outcomes assessment, program evaluation, and adult learning.
Mr. Clarke holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Portland, OR and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.