Dustin W. Clark was raised in Orondo, Washington and graduated in 1999 with honors from nearby Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee. In 2003, Mr. Clark graduated summa cum laude with a degree in History from Central Washington University (CWU). While an undergraduate at CWU, Clark was selected as a distinguished McNair Scholar (2001), Silver Cortege (Top 6 Students in Class) (2001), and Dean’s Scholar (2003). In 2003 as an undergraduate, he taught supplemental instruction courses in American History and was a teaching assistant in World History.
In addition to History, Mr. Clark studied Spanish extensively and became fluent in both French and Latin. Once completing his undergraduate degree, Clark continued his education at the University of Washington (Seattle). As a graduate student Mr. Clark was a Reader for two courses - War and Society and Medieval Women. He also continued pursuing Latin, Old English and focused on Medieval European History. In 2005, Clark received a Master’s Degree with top honors in History from the University of Washington (Seattle). By 2006, Clark became a main contributor to the Pacific Northwest: Past, Present, and Future, 5th Edition Textbook and supplemental Pacific Northwest: Past, Present and Future - Instructional Resource Packet. In 2008, Clark co-authored the Washington: A State of Contrasts, 2nd Edition and Washington: A State of Contrasts - Teacher's Manual for Directed Media Inc. Both PNW and Washington state textbooks are used by hundreds of public and private schools in the Pacific Northwest region.
After partnering with Directed Media Inc., Clark has pursued his own personal writing projects in addition to serving as Professor of History at Wenatchee Valley College. Mr. Clark has taught the history of the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Civilizations, Western Civilizations, American History, and World Religions for Wenatchee Valley College since 2009. In addition to teaching, Clark has taken on many leadership positions for the college.
When not researching, teaching, or writing, Mr. Clark enjoys reading, hiking and traveling the world with his family. He has traveled extensively across North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania - visiting over twenty-five countries.