Sharri Clark

Dr. Clark is Senior Advisor for Cyber and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and CVE (CT) at the U.S. Department of State. Her portfolio includes counterterrorism-related cyber issues, particularly countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, and CVE. Her previous work in the CT Bureau’s Office of Homeland Security focused on international critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR), including energy and cybersecurity.

Dr. Clark is a former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow and a former Associate of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. She has consulted for UNESCO on cultural heritage preservation programs in northwest Pakistan, the Harappa Archaeological Research Project and museum collections computerization projects in Pakistan.

Prior to her doctoral work at Harvard, Clark was a computer systems specialist and project manager developing business computer applications systems for Texas Instruments, General Dynamics, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Dr. Clark holds A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology specializing in archaeology from Harvard University, where her research involved extensive archaeological and ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in Pakistan, India, and Israel. Dr. Clark has written several articles and a book on the subject of her dissertation, the Bronze Age Indus Civilization. She also holds a B.S. degree in computer science with a second major in sociology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.