Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetorical theory and criticism
Greg Clark is University Professor of English. He has taught at BYU since 1985. He designs each course around a pressing question and students use assigned readings, class discussions, and research to develop their own answers, sharing their progress along the way.
At BYU he has directed the University Writing Program and the American Studies program, chaired the English Department, and served as an associate dean in the College of Humanities. Beyond BYU, he has served as editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly as well as executive director and, most recently, president of Rhetoric Society of America.
He publishes essays and books that explore meeting points of rhetoric and aesthetic experience, what he calls rhetorical aesthetics. His most recent book is Civic Jazz (Chicago, 2015).
He and his wife Linda live in the foothills east of campus.
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985
MA, BYU, 1977
BA, BYU, 1972
Fellow/Rhetoric Society of America, 2018
George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award/Rhetoric Society of America, 2018
Outstanding Book Award for Civic Jazz/Rhetoric Society of America, 2016
James L. Barker Annual Lectureship/Brigham Young University, 2014
University Professorship/Brigham Young University, 2012-2017, 2017-2022
Extraordinary Service Award/Rhetoric Society of America, 2012
Louis Armstrong/Danny Kaye Fellow/National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 2011-
English Department Scholarship Award/Brigham Young University, 2006
History and theory of rhetoric
Topics in American literature and Culture