“Dr. Clark brings a perfect mix of academic credentials, administrative experience, and knowledge of the University System of Georgia to help Augusta State continue to move forward,” said Rychly in a news release.
Clark has served as the interim dean, and then the dean, of The Graduate School at the University of West Georgia since 2006. Prior to his role as dean, he served as the chairman of the department of history. He began his teaching career in history at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, in Laurinburg, N.C.
Clark’s research and teaching interests are in the history of science and medicine and other areas of history. He has published extensively, with 12 World Book Encyclopedia articles and numerous other articles that have appeared in scholarly journals. He has reviews for Choice, International Social Sciences Review, Renaissance, Quarterly, History: A Review of Books and The History Teacher.
He has made presentations at popular religion conferences and such varied conferences as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors Conference, the Popular Culture Association meeting, the History and Philosophy of Science regional conference and Phi Alpha Theta conference.
Clark has served as the vice president and president of the University of West Georgia Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, as the president of the Southeast Regional Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Seminar, America Council on Education Deans and Chairs Conference, and Kiwanis.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, and both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado.