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English language educator

Norma Clark Wilson, American English language educator. Symposium grantee Bush Foundation, 1984, research grantee, 1985; artist's grantee South Dakot Arts Council, 1985.


Wilson, Norma Clark was born on January 30, 1946 in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of James Page and Gertrude Laura (Barton) Clark.


Bachelor in English, Tennessee Technological U., 1968; Master of Arts in English, Austin Peay State University, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy in English, U. Oklahoma, 1978.


Teacher of English, Fort Campbell (Kentucky) Middle School, 1968-1969; graduate assistant, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1969-1970; teacher of English, Montgomery Center High School, Cunningham, Tennessee, 1970-1971; teaching associate, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1971-1977; English instructor, Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, 1977-1978; Professor of English, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, since 1978. Member South Dakot Humanities Council, Brookings, since 1992, chairman, since 1997. Visiting professor Native American Literature, Oldenburg U., Germany, 1986.


Delaware Witness for Peace, Nicaragua, 1987, Mexico and Guatemala, 1992. Board directors Clay County Council for Recycling and Conservation, Vermillion, South Dakot, 1992. Member South Dakot Peace and Justice Center, Watertown, South Dakot, since 1980.

Member National Education Association (member public relations committee 1989), Modern Language Association (member Executive Committee of America Indian Literature discussion group 1982-1986), Council Higher Education (president U. South Dakot chapter 1993-1994), Students for a Just and Democratic Society (faculty advisor 1987-1991, Environmental award 1991), Voters for Control of Nuclear Waste (faculty advisor 1983-1987).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: baton twirling, hiking, gardening, swimming.


Married Larry Newton Wilson, December 27, 1966 (divorced September 1970). Married Jerry Wayne Wilson, November 20, 1973. Children: Walter Clark, Laura Grace.

James Page Clark

Gertrude Laura (Barton) Clark

Larry Newton Wilson

Jerry Wayne Wilson

Walter Clark Wilson

Laura Grace Wilson