Dr. Kristen N. Hodge-Clark is director of research for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). In this role, she executes the association’s strategic research agenda on a range of issues, including enterprise risk management, governing board structure and culture, and freedom of speech. Dr. Hodge-Clark has authored several publications including her most recent report, Taking the Pulse of Campus Climate: Key Findings of the AGB Survey on Diversity and Inclusion. She also leads several of AGB’s grant-funded initiatives, including one on HBCU governance and leadership funded by the Kresge Foundation. In addition to her role with AGB, she currently serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the School of Continuing Studies. Dr. Hodge-Clark earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, from Spelman College.