Dr. Elizabeth Morrow Clark
Associate Professor of History
Office: Old Main, Room 403D
Dr. Elizabeth Morrow Clark is an historian of Russia and East Central Europe. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, where she double-majored in German language and International Studies/Modern Europe. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are from the University of Kansas. (Rock Chalk!) Dr. Clark also has studied at the Westphälische Wilhelms Universität (Germany), Jagiellonian University, and the University of Gdansk (Poland).
Teaching and Related Service
As the modern Europeanist in the department, Dr. Clark teaches topics from Napoleon to nationalism, from Stalin to Solidarity. Her Nazi Germany and Modern Russia are especially popular. Dr. Clark is the major advisor for incoming history students and advises International/Area Studies minors. She advises the University's Scribes Chapter of Mortar Board, a senior honor society recognizing leadership, scholarship, and service.
In 2008, Dr. Clark escorted the WTAMU Readership Ambassadors to Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Poland and an Honors Seminar to Warsaw and Kraków. In 2011, she and Dr. Brasington led a study trip to Gdank, Wroclaw, Dresden, and Berlin. Dr. Clark also has experience in Japan, where she worked as a Japanese Exchange Teacher (JET). In 2001, Dr. Clark participated in the Penn Japan Seminar. She and Dr. Paul Clark plan to lead a trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima Japan in 2014.
Research and Creative Activity
A Polish historian by training, Dr. Clark considers herself an "international local historian." She researches and writes about the city of Danzig/Gdansk. A two-time Fulbright alumna, she also has held a grant from the Institute for the Study of World Politics and was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at the University of Kansas. Dr. Clark is a member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, and the American Association of University Women, among other professional organizations. She has published articles and reviews in Polish Review, Nationalities Papers, and Past Place. She is currently writing a book manuscript based on research conducted in Poland as a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in 2009.
Dr. Clark is known to be a serious Harry Potter fan and welcomes all DA members to stop by for pumpkin juice, licorice snaps, and debate. If you ask her how many languages she speaks, the answer will be: German, Polish, enough Russian to get into trouble, and enough Japanese to get out of it!