Naomi Clark  PhD

Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing Center


BA, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2005
MA, University of Missouri, 2010
PhD, University of Missouri, 2014

Dr. Naomi Clark completed her doctorate in rhetoric and composition (with a minor in women’s and gender studies) at the University of Missouri in 2014. In addition to directing the writing center at Loras, Dr. Clark teaches courses in composition (College Writing) and public writing. Her composition courses introduce students to research about literacy, rhetoric, and the writing process in order to help students better adapt to the range of college-level writing that they will encounter during their four years and beyond. Her public writing courses include rhetoric & political engagement, writing for new media, grant & proposal writing, and writing as social action. These courses prepare students to apply their liberal arts writing and research skills for the community beyond the college classroom.

In line with her teaching, Dr. Clark’s research traces the circulation of political rhetoric related to family and social policy in the context of the twenty-first century’s network culture. Her writing appears in edited collections such as Circulation, Writing, and Rhetoric (edited by Laurie Gries and Collin Brooke) and Networked Humanities Within and Without the University (edited by Jeff Rice and Brian McNely).

When not working, Dr. Clark enjoys travel, podcasts, farm-to-table food, and checking out piles of library books for her young children.