Jody Clark Vaisman is the Director of the Macaulay Honors Program at Baruch College. Prior to Baruch, she worked in the Steinhardt School at New York University, where she taught graduate courses on college student learning and assessment and led a visioning process for advisement and assessment across the school. A staunch advocate for research/creative inquiry and social justice, Dr. Clark-Vaisman won the 2015 Baruch College Excellence Award for Innovation and helped create the Inquiry Scholars Honors program to increase access to high-impact learning opportunities and enhance undergraduate education.
Jody’s scholarly interests focus on supporting undergraduate research, experiential learning, and student development for underserved populations. Working in education for over 25 years, Dr. Clark Vaisman has spoken nationally on higher education and hosts a research-reading group on campus. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at NYU and Pace University, and most recently taught a graduate course on qualitative and quantitative research methods for Baruch’s School of Public Affairs. She serves on the editorial board of the New York Journal of Student Affairs.
Jody holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Higher Education and Postsecondary Education from NYU, where she received the President’s Award for Leadership. She has an Honors BA in English and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Missouri University. She is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.