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public speaking educator

Bonnie Leigh Clark, American public speaking educator.


Clark, Bonnie Leigh was born on February 2, 1961 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Joan Elizabeth (Russell) Clark.


Associate of Arts, The Defiance College, 1980. Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, The Defiance College, 1981. Master of Arts, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy, University South Florida, 1996.


Disc jockey, producer, newsperson Station WBNO-AM/FM, Bryan, Ohio, 1977-1983. Teaching assistant, student director Station WDCW/The Defiance College, 1980-1981. Media freelancer Bryan, 1981-1984.

Assistant professor, news director Station WRUF-AM/FM/U. Florida, Gainesville, 1984-1985. Director communications Defiance College, 1985-1986, director forensics, 1986-1992. Professor St. Petersburg Junior College, Clearwater, Florida, since 1986, University South Florida, since 1999.


A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.


The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Member Clearwater Community Band. Member National Forensics Association, National Communications Association, Florida Communications Association (1st vice president 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), Clearwater Panhellenic (Woman of the Year 1989), Alpha Xi Delta (Batchelder Memorial scholar 1987), Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma (international and state scholarships 1995), Pi Kappa Delta, Alpha Chi, Bowling Green State University Alumni Association, Defiance College Alumni Association (executive board 1985-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: public speaking, music, theatre.


Joan Elizabeth (Russell) C. Clark