Clark, David

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, College of Letters & Science


PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Iowa State University, 2001
MA, English Literary Studies, Iowa State University, 1995

Research Interests:

My research focuses on content management, information design, the rhetoric of technology, and writing pedagogy.

Teaching Interests:

Technical Writing
Content Management
Document and Information Design
Information Architecture
Rhetoric of Technology
Social Networking

Other Relevant Activities:

Designing and coding data-driven web sites. Developing and implementing technical writing courses in alternative settings using a wide range of pedagogical tools.

Recent Publications:

Clark, David P. “Teaching Content Strategy in Professional and Technical Communication.” Teaching Professional and Technical Communication: A Practicum in a Book. Utah State University Press, (2018): 58-71.
Clark, David P. “Content Strategy: An Integrative Literature Review.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 59.1 (2016): 7-23.
Tatiana, Batova, Daniel, Card, and Clark, David P. Challenges of Lean Customer Discovery as Invention. IEEE Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference, 2016.
Batova, Tatiana, and Clark, David P. “The Complexities of Globalized Content Management.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 29.2 (2015): 221-235.
Clark, David P., Andersen, Rebekka, Benavente, Sid, Hart-Davidson, William, Rude, Carolyn, and Hackos, JoAnn. “Open Research Questions for Academics and Industry Professionals: Results of a Survey.” Communication Design Quarterly 1.4. (2013): 42-49.
Clark, David P. “Rhetorical challenges and concerns in enterprise content management.” Enterprise Content Management: Foundations and Cases. Ed. vom Brocke, Jan, and Simons, Alexander. Springer Publishing, (2013).
Clark, David P. “Shaped and Shaping Tools: The Rhetorical Nature of Technical Communication Technologies,”.” Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice. Ed. Spilka, Rachel. Routledge, (2010).
Clark, David P. “Content Management and the Separation of Presentation and Content.” Technical Communication Quarterly 17.1. (2008): 35-60.
Clark, David P. “Rhetoric of Empowerment: Genre, Activity, and the Distribution of Capital.” The Cultural Turn: Perspectives on Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions.. Ed. Thralls, Charlotte, and Zachary, Mark. Baywood Press, (2006).
Clark, David P., and Andersen, Rebekka. “Re-negotiating with Technology: Training Towards More Sustainable Technical Communication.” Technical Communication 52:3. (2005): 289-301.