Gregory Clark

Gregory Clark

Professor, English

4164 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae


Fall 18: Engl 327R
MW 1:35-2:50
4186 JFSB
Fall 18: Engl 395R
MW 12:05-1:20
4188 JFSB
Student Consultations

By appointment


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

Awards & Honors

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

Courses Taught

History and theory of rhetoric

Rhetorical criticism

Topics in American literature and Culture