David Clark

  • Vice Provost for Student Success, Academic Affairs
  • Senior Associate Dean, Letters & Science
  • Associate Professor, English


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

Research Interests

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

Related Activities

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

Selected Publications

Clark, David P.“Teaching Content Strategy in Professional and Technical Communication” Teaching Professional and Technical Communication: A Practicum in a Book Logan, UT: 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.“Rhetorical challenges and concerns in enterprise content management” Enterprise Content Management: Foundations and CasesEd. vom Brocke, Jan, and Simons, Alexander. Springer Publishing. (2013).
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.“Shaped and Shaping Tools: The Rhetorical Nature of Technical Communication Technologies,”” Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and PracticeEd. Spilka, Rachel. New York: 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.