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Faculty Speaker Series


Since 2008, the Faculty Speaker Series has showcased experiences that have enriched both the lives and teaching of Clark’s faculty.

Speakers share their professional development accomplishments with the college community, often addressing some of today’s most intriguing issues.

Clark faculty members are invited to present experiences including sabbatical, research, field work, or community outreach in a variety of formats including panel discussions, interactive workshops, and/or demonstrations.

Past Speakers 

View a list of past faculty speakers here


Judith Hernández Chapar
(360) 992-2086 

Spring 2017 Faculty Speaker

Mindfulness: Mind Training for College Life
John Mitchell

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
4 - 5 p.m.
Ellis Dunn Community Room (GHL 213)

Math professor John Mitchell has returned from sabbatical in which he studied mindfulness, a growing movement that is transforming the lives of students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities around the world. In his presentation, Mitchell will highlight his research, guide participants through an experiential exercise, and invite student members of the Clark Mindfulness Club to share their experiences. Finally, he will suggest ways in which mindfulness could transform Clark College in the future. 

Apply to be a Faculty Speaker

Consider sharing your knowledge and experiences as part of the Clark College Faculty Speaker Series.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share the expertise of our faculty members with our college and the greater community. Selected speakers will be paid for up to 8 hours at the non-teaching rate upon completion of the presentation.

The Teaching and Learning Center Committee accepts nominations and applications year round. Nominate yourself or a colleague by completing the online nomination form.

Selection Criteria

Criteria include:

  • Topic is an area of expertise for the presenter(s)
  • Topic is grounded in research/has scholarly depth
  • Topic appeals to a wide audience
  • Topic is timely

When selected, faculty members will be notified by a representative of the Teaching and Learning Advisory committee.