Classes in the Study of Literature

Meet John F. Clark, Ph.D., C.E.C.

John Clark, born and educated in England, is now a year-round resident of Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

He has taught for the British Council in Beirut, at the American University of Beirut, at UCLA, where he was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award, and at Central Washington University. John holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin and is one of the editors of The Dictionary of American Regional English.

John  F. Clark.

John is also a certified life coach, a graduate of The Institute of Professional Empowerment Coaching (iPEC Coaching), and a member of The International Coach Federation (ICF). iPEC Coaching is one of the first twelve schools worldwide to be fully accredited by ICF. In his life coaching he specializes in the area of creativity, working with writers, artists, and musicians. John is a published writer, playwright and musician. He is an Associate of The Royal College of Music, London (ARCM), and played oboe for ten years in the Cape Symphony Orchestra. He continues to give pre-concert talks for that organization.

John and his wife Jo Leal live in a 19th century sea captain's house. He and Jo Leal purchased the home in 1993 and have gradually restored the home over the years to its former beauty. Jo Leal Clark(external link) is an artist specializing in plein air landscapes.