Amy Clark

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Professional title

Assistant Professor

Bio

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.

Education:

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