Dr. Brent Clark
Affiliated Professor - Researcher III
Office: 126C Pulliam Hall
475 Clocktower Dr, Mail Code: 4606
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Dr. Clark joined the SIU faculty in 2013. He has more than 25 years' experience as an educator and has served as a teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Administrators and professor. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing a post-doctoral leadership program for superintendents, creating a professional development department to train school administrators in effective instructional management, and leadership methodologies, creating a communications and public relations office to assist superintendents throughout Illinois with crisis communications and public message and developing an interactive relationship with legislative and government leaders. He also spearheaded the research-based Vision 20/20 initiative to develop the first-ever road map and actionable plan for the future of public education in Illinois and led the development of the online newsletter Leadership Matters and received the Ambassador Award from the Horace Mann League.
He has taught a variety of courses related to Educational and Organizational Leadership including Program and Personnel Management, The Superintendent and Governing Board, Current Issues in Education/State Government, and mentored many new administrators. He serves as the President of the Association of State Executives.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Olivet Nazarene University in May 1991, a Masters of Science Degree and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1995 and 2005 respectively.