Michael Dean Clark, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of English

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3102
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 10
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Michael Dean Clark, PhD, is a professor of writing, an author of fiction and literary nonfiction, and an advocate of the arts. His primary concern, in the classroom and in his work, is the intersection of story, experience, and the critical response to culture that faith should engender in humans. His personal interests include music, basketball, and popular culture in all forms. Clark is married and the father of three beautiful children.


  • PhD, English and Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • MA, Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • BA, English and Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University


  • California Clear Secondary Teaching Credential, English

Academic Areas

  • Writing Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English


  • Creative Writing
  • Digital and Hybrid Creative Writing Course Design
  • Editing and Coaching
  • Fiction, Nonfiction, and Professional Writing
  • Journalism
  • Pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 301 — Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 304 – Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 425 – Advanced Creative Writing
  • ENGL 496 — English in the Professions
  • ENGL 560 — Creative Writing in a Digital Age
  • WRIT 110 — The Art and Craft of Writing

Office Hours

T - 10:00-11:00 a.m. & 3:00-4:00 p.m.
W - By appointment
R - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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