Michael Dean Clark, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Writing
  • Office: Bond Academic Center, Office 124
  • Phone: 619-849-2220
  • Phone: 619-849-2566 (fax)


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A., B.A., Azusa Pacific University


Michael Dean Clark completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the spring of 2010 by defending his creative dissertation, a novel-length manuscript titled Taken In.

His areas of specialty are the Twentieth century American novel, California literature, and creative nonfiction with an emphasis on the New Journalists.

A former journalist himself, Clark’s work has most recently appeared in the publications Fast Forward and Coach’s Midnight Diner, and he is serving as the guest fiction editor for the next edition of the journal Relief.

His interests outside of work include basketball, popular culture, music, and the unintentional addition of children to his family. He and his wife Heather just celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary and have 3 children, Klarissa, Holden, and Judah.

Michael has been published in Relief: A Christian Literary Expression and now serves as their fiction editor.
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