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About Joseph S Clark

Joseph Clark serves as a consultant in instructional technology and online learning with the FSU Office of Distance Learning, where he is the Associate Director for Instructional Development, coordinating a team of seven faculty and four media specialists whose goal is to promote online instructional quality across the entire university. An international scholar, he has delivered invited talks at conferences in Finland, Japan, and Saudi Arabia on faculty development, online course design, and new communication technologies.
Clark is also an avid student of environmental communication, and he combined that with his interests in new media in his 2014 doctoral dissertation, which examined the circulation of Nature tropes and ideologies in and around the multiuser virtual environment of Second Life. He has also published and presented research on Florida's environmental history, Nature in advertising, visual rhetoric and new media, gender performance, and related areas within a qualitative, critical/culture studies tradition. He's a founding and supporting member of the International Environmental Communication Association and served as its publications director in 2014-15.
His life-work history embraces a wide range of disciplines, from mechanical engineering and statistical process control in the manufacturing industry to teaching Theatre for junior-high schoolers. He has also taught Creative Writing and Public Speaking to community college students and Computer Essentials to senior citizens. He has performed troubleshooting on interactive laserdisc-based training systems in Florida's prisons, edited newsletters, written graphical user interfaces from scratch--even slept in firehouses and rode with firefighters while performing job-task analyses. He has been recognized with awards for academic papers, machinima, weird fiction, scholarly achievement, and quality performance. His photography has been used by the Nature Conservancy, the Tampa Tribune, and Wikipedia, and he has played lead roles in community theatre productions and peformed live readings of his own works.
Clark lives in Tallahassee with his wife, a university librarian and fellow craft-beer aficianado. His two daughters and grandson are the best things that ever happened to him. Whenever possible, he kayaks or scuba dives in the springs and reefs of Florida.


Present Associate Director for Instructional Development, Florida State University
Present Office of Distance Learning, Florida State University

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C3500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 645-5638


Articles (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Refereed Conference Papers (5)

Presentations (2)

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