Current Faculty

Daniel Clark

Associate Professor

education:  Ph.D., at Purdue University, 2001

office: Stalker Hall 109B


phone:  (812) 237-2724

office hours:  MW, 2:00 - 3:00 PM; T, 1-2:00 PM, and by appointment

Faculty Profile

Dan Clark’s research interests revolve around exploring how going to college became popularly embraced and invested with meaning in American culture.  His first book, Creating the College Man: American Mass Magazines and Middle-Class Manhood, 1890-1915, published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2010 as part of their American Thought and Culture Series (edited by Paul Boyer), examined how college education became integrated into notions of power and authority for American men.  His next research projects involve the hiring of college graduates by corporations and the integration of college-educated characters in American popular literature.  He has published articles in the History of Education Quarterly, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, and Social Studies, and his book reviews have appeared in the HEQ, the Journal of Southern History, and the Journal of Illinois History.  Clark teaches courses on American Intellectual and Cultural history.  He also serves as the Coordinator for ISU’s Social Studies Education Program, supervising advisors (and undergraduates) and teaching the SSE methods courses for that major.  Clark is a native of Danville, IL and graduated from Schlarman H.S., Millikin University (BA), and Purdue University (MA, Ph.D.).

Courses Taught at ISU:

HIST 202 - The United States since 1865
HIST 434 - The History of Thought and Culture in the United States, to 1860
HIST 435 - The History of Thought and Culture in the United States, 1860 to present
SS 305 - Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools
SS 306 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Teaching Secondary Social Studies