Management and Marketing

Kerrie Anne Ambort-Clark

Kerrie Anne Clark

Title: Assistant Dean of Health-Related Business Programs - Distinguished Teaching Professor, Senior Lecturer of Management, Soules College of Business - Director of the Healthcare Leadership Distinction, School of Medicine
Department: Management and Marketing
Building: COB 350.21
Phone: 903.565.6528


  • M.B.A., The University of Texas at Tyler
  • B.B.A., Management, The University of Texas at Tyler


Kerrie Anne Ambort-Clark’s professional focus is on strategic leadership. Kerrie Anne designs, develops, and executes the implementation of programs and curricula in business - bridging the gap between the clinical and business aspects of the healthcare industry. Kerrie Anne is passionate about developing the next generation of healthcare leaders. She is an elected member of the East Texas American College of Healthcare Executives [ACHE] Board and the National Board of Medical Examiners [NBME] Council; she is a Regent’s Awardee for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kerrie Anne leads the operations and strategy for Health-Related Business Programs, as Assistant Dean, working together with various academic units and community stakeholders. Kerrie Anne has proven herself as an accomplished leader in executive healthcare education for over a decade. She was at the forefront of developing the first executive healthcare administration program at the institution followed by eight years as the founding Executive Director for the Executive MBA Healthcare Management Program in the Soules College of Business. In addition to teaching as a faculty member in the Soules College of Business core curriculum, Kerrie Anne teaches in the School of Medicine as a contributing faculty member to the PHSS-HALM curriculum. She also serves as the Director for the School of Medicine’s Healthcare Leadership Distinction (HLD). Leadership training modules used in academia as well as industry have been developed by Kerrie Anne. She has provided leadership development to community stakeholders including an “Elements of Leadership -Improving Communication and Group Decision Making” presentation to CHRISTUS® Trinity Mother Frances Health System leadership.

Recognized as a Distinguished Teaching Professor for her innovations and excellence in teaching, Kerrie Anne provides a challenging and engaging learning environment, centered around innovation and critical thinking, coupled with her passion for the overall success of every student she works with. She was recognized by the Rotary International Rotary Club of Tyler as the 2022-2023 “Teacher of the Year” for The University of Texas at Tyler, named a 2019 Faculty Fellow in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, recognized as 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipient by the University of Texas System, named the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient for Teaching by the College of Business and Technology at UT Tyler, and a 2016 Cengage Pride/Ferrell Innovations in Teaching Competition Finalist for the Society for Marketing Advances.

Kerrie Anne is a ROTA, Fellow in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and President [2022-2024] for the Academy. She is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Women Texas. Kerrie Anne was named the “2022 Mentor of the Year” by the UT Tyler Office of Leadership and Service for her contributions to mentoring students. Kerrie Anne also serves as a Faculty Advisor for various student organizations as well as a faculty Mentor for AMP, the Academy Mentoring Program.

In addition to teaching, strategic development, and the development of leadership initiatives, Kerrie Anne was previously a Contractor of Special Projects at UT Tyler for the office of the Provost and Academic Innovation and Student Success where she worked with University Administration on state authorization, online education, and faculty development.