A higher education and medical education leader and faculty member, Dr. Clemmons’s career has been dedicated to contributing to society through educational leadership and service, teaching and mentoring, and educational scholarship.
Dr. Clemmons currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education at UAMS College of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and was recently recommended for promotion to full Professor. She is the Course Director for two courses required of all medical students. She previously led and taught in the Masters of Secondary Education program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, helping educators gain licensure in social studies, math, science, English, art, and music.
Dr. Clemmons earned a Doctorate of Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction. She earned a Masters in Education at UCF, and a Bachelor’s in International Studies and a Bachelor’s in Spanish from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a Donaghey Scholar. She also completed a Fulbright-Hays Group Educational Project in India and a year-long diploma of Hispanic studies in Spain.
Dr. Clemmons has extensive experience in educational leadership in higher education and medical education, program development, curriculum design, instruction, and assessment in the U.S. and abroad. Her current role includes providing leadership and oversight of the College of Medicine M.D. program, leading continuous quality improvement, pre-clinical and clinical curriculum evaluation and improvement, providing faculty development, and active participation in student affairs processes. Her research interests include medical education teaching and learning, developing quality field/clinical experiences, developing and sustaining supportive learning communities, creating collaborative teams, and implementing evidence-based active learning strategies.