Gregory Clark

Gregory Clark

Professor, English

4164 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae


Engl 327R/337R
MW 10:30-11:45
Engl 495R
MW 1:35-2:50
3082 JFSB
Student Consultations

TTh 12:00 – 1:00 and 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 been editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly and executive director of the Rhetoric Society of America, He is currently president of that organization.

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

Department Research Award 2007
University Professorship 2012

James L Barker Lectureship, 2014

Rhetoric Society of America Book Award for Civic Jazz, 2016

Courses Taught

ENGL 322 History and Criticism of Rhetoric
ENGL 612 History of Rhetoric
ENGL 613 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism