David Clemens

Founder and Coordinator of the MPC Great Books Program

David Clemens, BA and MA in English from Sonoma State University; MPC, 1972; former chair, CTA/NEA/CCA Tenure and Academic Freedom committee; Region 3 Co-Director of the English Council of the California Two Year Colleges (2010-current); Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly, Special-Interest Delegate for Two Year Colleges (2013-2016); Chair of Monterey Peninsula College Academic Freedom Committee; published in Academic Questions, Teaching English in the Two Year Colleges, Informal Logic, inside english, Chronicle of Higher Education, San Jose Mercury, San Francisco Chronicle, CCA Advocate, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Forum on Reading at Risk; blogger for the National Association of Scholars (NAS), frequent contributor to NAS and the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy’s Clarion Call; founder and coordinator of the MPC Great Books Certificate Program; Apgar Foundation Grants Director 2009-2012; Colloquium Director, “Imaginative Freedom and Political Freedom” with Mark Edmundson, Clare Cavanagh, Mark Bauerlein, and Zachary Mason (2011); Colloquium Director, “Great Books and Democracy” with Robert Pinsky, Victor Davis Hanson, and Dana Gioia (2010); Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006); subject of Monterey County Weekly cover story, "Big Ideas" (2005); named Monterey County Weekly’s “Best Reason to Go Back to School” (2004); Faculty and Staff Advancement Grant (2011); George Faul Academic Excellence Grants (2003-2011); Future Teachers "Outstanding and Inspirational Teacher Award" (2004); California Teachers Association WHO (We Honor Ours) Award;appearance in Indoctrinate U (film, 2008); interviewed on The David Gold Show (radio, 2000), Our American Heritage (TV, 2009), College Connection (radio, 2009), Your Town Radio and TV Program ( TV 2009), and by author Bruce Bawer for The Victims’ Revolution on identity politics in higher education (2010); InsideHigherEd.com (2009); The National Association of Scholars (2009); The Monterey County Weekly (2009); Monterey Herald (2008); California Educator (2008).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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