Ben Clarke
Research Associate Professor


  • Achievement gap
  • Child development
  • Curriculum
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Low-income students
  • Math
  • Science
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Ben Clarke is an expert on the development of mathematical learning in elementary age students who are at-risk for or who have mathematics learning disabilities. At the University of Oregon, he is a research associate professor at the Center on Teaching and Learning. Ben creates and validates early screening systems to identify at-risk students and helps to develop and evaluate intervention curricula to address specific learning needs in mathematics. Ben has served as principal investigator on thirteen federally funded research grants in the area of mathematics instruction focused on the development and efficacy testing of intervention programs spanning the K-6th grade spectrum in both traditional and technology based formats.