Dr. Douglas Clark is the inaugural dean of the College of Business and Leadership where he is leading the creation of a principal academic unit that brings together Eastern University's people and programs from the academic disciplines of business, leadership, and advocacy. The new college serves a broad range of students - traditional and adult, undergraduate and graduate, campus-based and online - by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and character development required for fulfilling careers in the competitive marketplace and in service to others.
Dr. Clark came to Eastern in June 2015. Previously, he served for more than 15 years in higher education in faculty and academic leadership roles at Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University's College of Adult and Professional Studies and National-Louis University. Prior to his entry into higher education, he was executive director for two non-profit organizations and a founding partner of a human resources consulting practice based in suburban Chicago.
Dr. Clark is a frequent conference presenter and has contributed a number of articles to professional publications, including a national report about the use of web-based technology in training for workforce development. He holds a graduate degree in business from Webster University and a doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University. His scholarly interests focus on the alignment of academic programming with labor market demands and the uses of emerging technology to support teaching and learning.