John R Clarke
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|John R Clarke|
John R Clarke
November 20, 1945|
Fort Smith, Arkansas
|Allegiance||23x15px United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
|Years of service||11|
|Other work||United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit, University of Wollongong|
Clarke was born in 1945 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Dr Albert Sidney Johnston Clarke II and Ruth Shaw Clarke. Clarke's father was a Harvard trained orthopedic surgeon which inspired his interest in physiology. Clarke's mother was a dance instructor which led to his appreciation of the arts. Clarke is the fourth of four children. His two older brothers and sister are deceased.
Clarke was married in June 28, 1970 to Peggy Crews Clarke. Their son Jonathan was born in 1975 and daughter Holly was born in 1979. He currently resides in Panama City, Florida.
While at Georgia Tech in 1965, Clarke earned his scuba diving certification. He later participated in the NOAA/ Navy Scientist in the Sea program in 1972. He then went to the Navy Dive School in 1980. Clarke has remained an active scuba diver throughout his career.
He then completed a bachelor of science in applied biology from Georgia Tech in 1969. He then went on to complete a master's degree in 1971 by researching the impact of pressure on Sacchromyces cerevisiae.
Physiology continued to drive Clarke and in 1976 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy by evaluating changes in physiology and pharmacology in bivalve molluscs hearts at Florida State University (FSU).
While completing his doctorate at FSU, Clarke held a position as instructor and director of development in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at Thomas County Community College from 1975 to 1976.
Later in 1976, Clarke assumed a position as instructor and research associate in the Department of Physiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
In 1977, Clarke left Case Western for a two year Parker B. Francis Foundation Fellowship in the at the Department of Physiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The fellowship is named after the founder of Puritan Bennett and supports pulmonary research.
While working for the US Navy, Clarke accepted an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Graduate Advisory Status for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences from 1984 to 1990.
Clarke accepted an appointment as a Visiting Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong in April 1998 to advise on a doctoral project. As of 2015, Clarke has served on five thesis committees from various institutions. Advisees have included Margie E. Bolton, Elizabeth Jane McCarthy, Rungchai Chaunchaiyakul, Erich C. Frandrup, and Adam J. Smith.
In 1979, Clarke joined the team at the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI), now called the Naval Medical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was the head of the Respiratory Physiology Branch of the Physiology Division in the Diving Medicine Department. When Clarke left NMRI in 1991, he was the Diving Life Support Equipment Program Director GM-14.
Clarke led a team of researchers, scientists and engineers while at NMRI. The projects included work on diving equipment and physiology that included high frequency ventilation experiments.
From 1983 to 1991, Clark served as a National Research Council mentor for PhD research fellows. Clarke also mentored students from the Research Science Institute with some students winning the nationwide Westinghouse science competition.
Since 1991, Clarke has served at the Scientific Director GM-15 at the United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida.
At NEDU, Clarke provides scientific oversight over engineering and physiological studies RDT&E for US Navy diving operations. He also serves as an advisor for Naval Sea Systems Command policy regarding technical challenges. This work includes equipment evaluations and physiology experimentation.
Clarke's interest in writing began early in his life. Clarke published his first scientific article at age fifteen. While an undergraduate engineering student, he was paid for two of his articles in the Georgia Tech Engineer.
Clarke assisted his writing mentor, author Max McCoy, with a chapter taking place at NEDU in McCoy's 2004 book Moon Pool.
In 2014, Clarke published his first fiction novel titled Middle Waters. The book is about two divers that set out to rescue an alien civilization stranded on their spacecraft at the bottom of the deep sea. The government is aware of their presence and very interested in the alien technology. The divers soon find themselves caught between the alien civilization and their own government as they work to avert disaster while unknowingly competing with their friends in the recovery.
Award winning author and physician Rachel Scott suggested readers not "start this read at bedtime, if you plan to get any sleep!".
Max McCoy, author for the Indiana Jones franchise from 1995 on, claimed that Middle Waters was a book he had wished he'd written and would read over and over again. This was based partially on the fact that the main character is a diving scientist, a role that Clarke knows well and very expertly conveys his knowledge to the reader.
Professional societies and service
He is an active member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, the American Physiological Society, Sigma XI, and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Clarke served as the Chair of UHMS's Membership Committee from 1989 to 1991 and was elected as a member at large to their Executive Committee serving in that role from 1998 to 2001.
Clarke also serves as a reviewer for research journals including the Journal of Applied Physiology, Ergonomics, Undersea Biomedical Research, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
Diving safety is a passion and Clarke volunteers as an advisor to the National Association of Underwater Instructors Rebreather Advisory Committee and Florida State University Diving Control Board. Clarke also lectures to the general diving public about issues impacting diver safety.
In 1998, Clarke was selected as a Naval Sea Systems Command Spring 1998 trainee for “Leadership for a Democratic Society” course at the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Clarke won first place in the 2010 "best first line in a comic vampire novel" contest held by the Ozark Creative Writers’ Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Non-Refereed Journals and Reports
- 1994 US 5315988 "Reactive, closed-circuit underwater breathing apparatus."
- 1996 US 5485834 "Manually tunable, closed-circuit underwater breathing apparatus."
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- "John R Clarke, PhD". Curriculum Vitae[full citation needed]. 2014-12-28.
- Clarke, John. "Only Classical on Sunday". johnclarkeonline.com. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- Clarke, John (2015-02-28). "After the Heart Attack – The Healing Power of Athletic Passions". Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- Clarke, John R. "Personal communication with Gene Hobbs on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:34 PM".
- Clarke, John R (2011-04-26). "Me and My Arrow". JohnClarkeOnline.com. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Clarke, JR (1971). "The Effect of High Pressure on the Permeability of Sacchromyces cerevisiae to Vital Dye.". Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Clarke, JR (1976). "The Effect of High Pressure on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Hearts of Bivalve Molluscs.". Florida State University.
- "Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program History". Retrieved 2015-02-18.
- Bolton, ME (1979). "Diving habits and obstetric course of pregnant scuba divers.". Master's Thesis Presented to the University of Florida.
- McCarthy, Elizabeth Jane (1985). "The effects of Gas Density on Gas Transport During High Frequency Oscillation." (PDF). Doctoral Thesis presented to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
- Chaunchaiyakul, Rungchai (2000). "Thoraco-Pulmonary Mechanics: Interaction of Age and Habitual Physical Activity.". Doctoral Dissertation presented to University of Wollongong, Dept of Biomedical Science.
- Frandrup, Erich C. (2003). "Exploration of Impedance and Resistance in a Simple Underwater Breathing Apparatus.". Masters Thesis presented to Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Graduate School of Duke University.
- Smith, Adam J (2008). "Resting Oxygen Consumption Rates in Divers Using Diver Propulsion Devices.". Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering presented to Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of South Florida.
- "2nd Annual Multi-Agency Contaminated Water Diving Workshop Report on Proceedings" (PDF). NAVSEA-SUPSALV. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Barlow, Rich. "Future gear". SCUBA Diving. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Tang, Kay (2014-03-26). "The Best Cold-Water Scuba Diving Regulators". Livestrong Foundation. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Svitil, Kathy A (2000-07-01). "Future Tech: Rebreathers are rapidly making scuba gear look like the underwater equivalent of a windup watch". Discover. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Pollock, Neal W. "AAUS Rebreather Colloquium" (PDF). E-Slate (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) 6 (10). Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- "About John Clarke Online". JohnClarkeOnline.com. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Clarke, John R (1960). "Light spectra and glucose relationships in plants.". Proceedings of the Kansas Academy of Science.
- "Middle Waters Reviews". Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- "NAUI Rebreather Advisory Board". National Association of Underwater Instructors. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- The Florida State University Diving Control Board (2006). "The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory Standards for Scientific Diving and Operation of the Scientific Diving Program" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Menduno, Michael (2012-05-07). "PCO2: The Dark Matter of Rebreather Diving". DIVER Magazine. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- Clarke, John. "Blood, as a Delicacy, Is Underrated". johnclarkeonline.com. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- Clarke's Blog
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- Select publications by John R Clarke, hosted by the Rubicon Foundation