Amy Clark

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Professional Title
Assistant Professor

I am happy to be living in a city I love and have found a home at a great campus. I began my career studying Anthropology and thought I would study non-human primates.  Instead, the call of writing found me, and I completed advanced degrees studying poetry and creative nonfiction, with a graduate minor in Bioethics.  This varied background has allowed me to be flexible in my teaching abilities, and I have found a niche working with science students and helping them translate complex ideas to public audiences, among other professional applications. I also have professional experience in literary editing, public radio production, and magazine writing and layout.  Currently, I am researching the mining industry from a rhetorical perspective and working on a series of creative essays that tie the history of industry to the concept of alchemy. I am also interested in electronic literature, digital ethnography and changing definitions of narrative.


M.F.A. Creative Writing and Environment, Iowa State University, 2011
M.A. English, Iowa State University, 2005
B.S. Anthropology, Iowa State University, 2003

Courses Taught:

WRIT 4222: Electronic Publication
WRIT 3150: Advanced Writing for the Sciences
WRIT 3130: Advaned Writing for Engineers
WRIT 3160: Advanced Writing for Social Sciences
WRIT 3121: Advanced Writing for Businesses and Organizations
WRIT 1120: Intro to College Writing