Mr. Farren Clark
M.A. University of Northern Iowa
B.A. Nicholls State University
SPCH 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SPCH 201 – Interpersonal Communication
Farren Keith Clark is an Assistant Professor of Speech in the Department of Mass Communication from Harvey, Louisiana. As a Nicholls State University Alum of 2003, he studied Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism while holding an athletic scholarship in Track and Field and is Nicholls’ record holder. He began in 1997 working as a mentor with the Jefferson Youth Foundation’s Advent Program, an afterschool and Summer program. He obtained a Master’s degree in Communication Studies with a Concentration in Mass Communication from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006. During that time, Hurricane Katrina hit home, prompting him to gather stories and photographs to illustrate his thesis, Surviving Katrina, a Qualitative Narrative Inquiry (2007). He has taught Public Speaking, Spoken Word Poetry, and Interpersonal Communication courses since FALL 2007. He also created and coordinated RELATE Open-Mic events since 2011. He is the Coordinator for a Black male retention and mentorship program C.R.O.W.N. (Colonels Retention of Winners Network) established SPRING 2018. The program has contributed to a considerable increase in Black male, non-athlete, retention since its inception with a strong foundation of brotherhood.
His influences range from photography, sports, and music, to poetry. Photography and poetry share two sides of the same passion. “Nature is a lens I use to understand and illustrate.” Farren defines success as helping students to hone their skills, complete what they have begun in college, and influence their peers to do the same. In 2018, he married the love of his life Monique Robinson Clark, a healthcare management leader whose passion for impacting the next generation of leaders matches his own.