About LIM College
Arts & Sciences
Director, Writing Center and Assistant Professor
In addition to his responsibilities as the Director of LIM College’s Writing Center, Dr. Robert Clark teaches several courses, including 20th Century American Literature, New York Writers, News Reporting, Introduction to Film, and Research and Analysis. He also collaborates with faculty across LIM College on teaching Writing Intensive courses as well as assisting in the assessment of writing at the College. He is the Faculty Advisor for Fashion Sense, Th!nk online magazine and Skyscape, the LIM College student publications.
Dr. Clark has published scholarly articles about Paul Auster, D.H. Lawrence, Samuel Beckett and other contemporary authors for Multicultural Authors, a sourcebook for literature professors published by Greenwood Press, as well as interviews and articles on a wide range of topics for Columbia Magazine including business education, jazz, poetry, biology and neuroscience.
Outside of LIM College, Dr. Clark works with writers as a developmental and textual editor, and recently edited Globalizing Ideal Beauty, a study of advertising and the rise of American marketing of beauty products, a book about acting technique, The Lucid Body, and a guidebook for film directors and directors of production, Cinematography for Directors, as well as research articles by economists.
Prior to joining LIM College in 2008, Dr. Clark was a Senior Editor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Contributing Associate Editor for Columbia Magazine, and an Associate Editor at Lingua Franca magazine. He is also the principal of Robert Clark Communications, a consultancy for writers.
In 2012 Dr. Clark presented a research paper at Purdue/Indiana University about how to effectively include student-centered and socially responsible goals in the Strategic Plans of colleges and universities.
Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA).
In his free time Dr. Clark volunteers for organizations concerned with hunger and animal welfare.